What is NAID AAA Certification and why is it important?
AAA Certification ensures a company that their records destruction vendor adheres to the best practices defined in the industry. Everything from drug and background checking of employees that handle your information to shred size, process, procedures, and more are verified through an auditing process that the National Association of Information Destruction conducts routinely on certified companies.
NAID® (The National Association for Information Destruction) is the international trade association for companies providing information destruction services. Suppliers of products, equipment and services to destruction companies are also eligible for membership. NAID’s mission is to promote the information destruction industry and the standards and ethics of its member companies.
The NAID Certification Program is offered on a voluntary basis to all NAID member companies providing information destruction services. Through the program, NAID members may seek certification audits for Mobile and/or Plant-based operations in paper or printed media, micro media, computer hard drive destruction and/or computer hard drive sanitization. The NAID Certification Program establishes standards for a secure destruction process including such areas as operational security, employee hiring and screening, the destruction process, responsible disposal and insurance.
(Source: NAID Online.org)