Information Destruction Systems, LLC is now NAID AAA CERTIFIED
What is NAID?
NAID is the international, non-profit trade association of the information destruction industry. Its members are companies and individuals involved in providing information destruction services. NAID's mission is to educate business, industry and government of the importance of destroying discarded information and the value of contract destruction services.
NAID® Certification Program for Information Destruction Operations
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 and/or computer hard drive destruction. 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.
New applicants are required to submit the most current Certification Application and associated fees to NAID Headquarters. Once the application is determined to be complete, an auditor is assigned to the location to perform the initial audit. To maintain Certification, the most current Certification Application and associated fees must be submitted to NAID Headquarters on an annual basis. Recertification audits are conducted every other year and must be successful in order for Certification to remain active.
All audits are performed by security professionals who have earned the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) accreditation. The CPP accreditation is issued by the American Society for Industrial Security.
When a NAID Member has had a successful audit, they are issued a certificate, showing their company name, type of operations and the specific media destruction performed at their location. The NAID Member is also listed on the NAID website as certified.
Under the above program, the certification application and associated fees cover only individual locations. If a NAID member operates in multiple locations, each location must pass the audit to be certified. NAID members who receive certification must specify the location certified in company literature when referencing the NAID Certification Program.