ERI Texas plant receives NAID AAA certification

The Texas facility is the fifth ERI location to earn the certification.

November 17, 2016
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 Flower Mound, Texas.

In addition to recycling electronic scrap, ERI’s Texas plant also is involved in information technology asset disposition (ITAD) and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction.

The Texas facility joins ERI’s California, Colorado, Indiana and Massachusetts locations in receiving AAA certification. ERI’s goal is to have all eight of its locations NAID certified by January 2017.

“We’re proud to have achieved AAA certification from NAID in the great state of Texas,” says John 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,” says 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,” Johnson continues.