July 30, 2009

Shred-it Document Destruction Earns Industry's Highest Security Certification

NAID Certification Across U.S. Validates Shred-it’s Secure Operations

July 16, 2009 - Dallas, TX – Shred-it Document Destruction announced today it has earned NAID National Certification for its U.S. operations.  NAID (National Association of Information Destruction) is the international trade association for companies providing information destruction services.

“Achieving NAID certification confirms the security of Shred-it’s strict document destruction procedures,” said Michael McLay, Chief Executive Officer of Shred-it. “This certification demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest level of security to our customers.”

“We are thrilled to see that Shred-it has continued to put their customers’ needs first by verifying that they meet the industry’s security standards,” says Robert Johnson, President of NAID. "Consumers need to look beyond just the method being used when it comes to document destruction. Being certified by NAID ensures that employment verification is being enforced, written policies and procedures are in place, and quality control is being checked."

Shred-it is the market-leading provider of document destruction services. The company was founded in 1988 by Greg Brophy, a pioneer of the document destruction industry. Mr. Brophy built the company into one of the world's leading information security organizations.

NAID's mission is to promote the information destruction industry and the standards and ethics of its member companies. Earning national NAID AAA Certification ensures Shred-it's compliance with the stringent security practices and procedures established by NAID in several areas, including employee hiring, operational security screening, the destruction process and company assurance. The certification also ensures consistency in processing the confidential information of Shred-it customers throughout all Shred-it locations nationwide.

About Shred-it

Shred-it is a world-leading information security company providing document destruction services that ensure the security and integrity of our customers’ private information.  The company operates 140 branches in 16 countries worldwide, servicing over 150,000 global, national and local businesses, including the world’s top intelligence and security agencies, more than 500 police forces, 1,500 hospitals, 8,500 bank branches and 1,200 universities and colleges. For more information, please visit www.shredit.com.