Key Items to Consider When Selecting an Information Destruction Provider

Posted by Ray Barry

Is the company NAID Certified?

The NAID Certification program is THE Certification for the destruction industry that only the most secure companies can achieve. It requires national criminal background checks on all employees, mandatory drug testing, employee security training, unannounced audits, and much more. If the company does not have this Certification, they may be taking some shortcuts that involve security.  

Is the company locally owned and veteran owned?

In the destruction industry, there is a proven track record of locally owned companies providing a higher level of service than the national Big Corporate service providers. Carolina Shred is locally owned and operated here in the Carolinas and most importantly veteran owned

Can they provide ON-SITE Shredding and Hard Drive Destruction?

On-Site Shredding is performed in your parking lot while you witness the destruction. With off site destruction there is a greater risk of sensitive information falling into the wrong hands. Also, Hard Drive Destruction has become a need for any organization. Can they provide Hard Drive Destruction?

Do they have the capable equipment for your needs?

How many shred trucks does the company have? If they only have 1 truck, what would happen if that truck goes down for maintenance issues? Shred America has a fleet of state of the art mobile shredding units that cover the Carolina’s.

Can the company provide FREE Compliance training?

There are “shredding” companies and then there are true “Security and compliance partners”. Shred America can provide your organization required compliance training for your team for HIPAA, FACTA, OSHA, or State Shredding regulations.