Why Choose a Certified Shredding Company?

Posted on: August 26, 2015

There are a lot of shredding companies in the DC area to choose from. Why choose one that is AAA Certified by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID)?

Hiring a shredding company with NAID AAA Certification is the only way to be sure of the security of your shredded documents. A current AAA Certification means that the company is in compliance with the industry’s highest standards.

What Does NAID AAA Certification Mean?

To ensure the security of your sensitive documents and your clients’ private information, this elite certification demands strict compliance with standards for:

  • The document destruction process
  • Operational and facility security
  • The unreadability of shredded pieces
  • Employee screening and hiring – including pre-employment and random drug testing
  • Insurance requirements – including $2,000,000 in general liability coverage
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements for employees

Compliance is verified by an independent Certified Protection Professional® (CPP). To maintain our certification, TrueShred passes annual audits and unannounced audits.

Note: There are some shredding companies out there that claim to be NAID AAA Certified but are not. You can verify their claim by looking them up on the NAID web site. Here’s our official certification.

Why Secure Shredding is So Important

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), discarded paper is one of the principal sources of information for identity thieves. Secure destruction of sensitive material helps you and your company avoid risks like:

  • Loss of trade secrets
  • Fraud
  • Embarrassing publicity
  • Litigation, fines, and penalties
  • Identity theft

As far as personal documents are concerned, we recommend that you destroy any paper that has even a minimum of personal information on it. Identity thieves are clever and can gain a great deal of usable information even from documents like:

  • Medical/Dental Records
  • Resumes
  • Used Airline Tickets

So when it comes to your company’s data security and the safety of your personal information, there’s no question—you’ve got to hire a shredding company certified in the highest level of security standards.

The Most Secure Document Destruction Option: On-Site Shredding

TrueShred shreds exclusively on-site at your location. On-site shredding reduces risks by confining the chain-of-custody to your site. You are even encouraged to witness the entire shredding process via a closed circuit monitor. Certificates of Destruction are issued to validate your compliance with internal control procedures and legal obligations to your clients.

TrueShred ensures an unbroken chain-of-custody for your sensitive information. The chain begins when you or your employees insert confidential papers into the locked TrueShred Consoles or Bins. Based upon a predetermined schedule, a trained and bonded TrueShred professional arrives at your office and brings your Bin or Console curbside to our shredding truck. The Bin is inserted into the Bin tunnel and automatically lifted inside the truck to shred your documents. Shredded paper is mixed with other shredded material making reconstruction virtually impossible. Your material is never directly handled by TrueShred during this entire process.

Call TrueShred today at 888-322-3218 to learn more about our NAID AAA Certification and to schedule service.

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10:00 am Monthly Community Shredding
Monthly Community Shredding
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Recycling Event To accommodate residential and small business clients, TrueShred offers a paper shredding drop-off option. Bring your medium sized boxes (Regular Bankers Box) of sensitive papers and for just $10 per box watch the
Dennis R. Akers, Audit Supervisor - Virginia Department of Taxation

”TrueShred was prompt, efficient, clean and extremely professional. I plan to continue to use your service and will highly recommend TrueShred to other businesses.”