ERI earns NAID AAA certification for all US facilities

ERI earns NAID AAA certification for all US facilities

Electronics recycling company says it now has the largest NAID-certified footprint in the ITAD space in the U.S.

June 16, 2017
Recycling Today Staff
The electronics recycling company ERI, headquartered in Fresno, California, has received AAA certification from the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), Phoenix, for its electronics recycling facility in Badin, North Carolina.

The Badin facility joins ERI’s other locations in California, Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts, Texas and Washington in achieving NAID AAA certification. ERI has now achieved its goal of being NAID certified at all of its recycling locations nationwide. In addition, this accomplishment establishes ERI as having the largest NAID-certified footprint in the information technology asset disposition (ITAD) space in the U.S., according to the company.

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 North Carolina,” says John S. Shegerian, chairman and CEO of ERI, “which completes our aim to adhere to the highest possible standards on an organizationwide level. Not only has ERI continuously 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 extremely high in that category.”

“Secure data destruction is an ever-growing concern for businesses and consumers and they want to know their private information is completely secure,” says NAID CEO Bob Johnson. “ERI is doing something good here, not only for itself but [also] 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.”

ERI is a leading recycler of electronics and a provider of ITAD and hardware destruction. ERI says it processes more than 275 million pounds of electronic scrap annually at eight locations, serving every zip code in the United States.