ERI, the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and the world’s largest IT asset disposition (ITAD) and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, announced today that it has successfully achieved AAA certification for data destruction from the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) for its facility in Sumner, Washington.
The Washington facility joins ERI’s California, Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts and Texas locations, making it the sixth to receive the pinnacle AAA certification. ERI’s goal is to have all of its locations NAID certified this year.
NAID is an international professional organization that sets the industry standards for responsible data destruction. Its certification program was created through the combined efforts of the industry’s leading information security professionals. Its standards and practices are recognized globally.
“We’re proud to have achieved AAA certification from NAID in the great state of Washington,” said John S. Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. “Not only has ERI met the strictest standards of environmental and operational excellence, we have now also reconfirmed our ongoing commitment to data destruction, as assessed by the planet’s leading authorities on the subject. Proper destruction of private digital data has become a crucially important issue and NAID certification shows we are setting the bar high in that category.”
“ERI is the largest organization in the ITAD space to achieve this certification and is setting an example for its industry,” said NAID CEO Bob Johnson. “Secure data destruction is an ever-growing concern for businesses and consumers and they want to know their private information is completely secure, so ERI is doing something good here, not only for itself, but for all of its customers. By achieving NAID AAA Certification, ERI not only verifies the security of their processes, they actually fulfill their customers’ compliance obligations related to selecting a service provider.”
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