As part of our ongoing commitment to quality, William B. Meyer, Inc. has always worked to maintain industry leading compliance and safety standards. The Records Management business unit recently achieved gold standard certification through the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), which takes our shredding services to the next level. NAID is the internationally recognized trade association that sets the standards for companies providing shredding and information destruction services.
NAID’s certification program was developed by industry professionals and is recognized by thousands of private and governmental organizations around the world. Certification through NAID establishes, monitors, and ensures ongoing compliance by practictioners of information destruction. NAID certification is required by most government offices as well as thousands of private companies.
The certification process was led by Alan Flyte, Director of Operations, and Danielle Schwall, Director of Customer Service. All facilities, vehicles, and operational procedures went through a rigorous screening audit. As part of the process, accredited auditors review employee background screenings, procedural compliance, access controls, operational security, the integrity of destruction equipment, and confidentiality agreements.
The program also requires written policies and procedures to ensure incident response preparedness, quality of employee training, and on-going regulatory compliance. Both scheduled and random, unannounced audits are part of the continued effort to ensure that member companies provide the highest level of secure destruction services to their customers.
“I think this will help further set us apart from competitors who have not achieved the same level of security. Our customers have always valued having a records management service that adhered to their regulations. Now, we have a certification for shredding that takes us above and beyond most government and industry standards,” notes Ted Kennedy, Vice President of Sales.
When customers select a company that has been certified by NAID they are fulfilling important regulatory requirements. The William B. Meyer, Inc. team is confident that current and future customers can trust in the additional security measures we’ve taken and the validation of our current processes to keep their information safe. With this added certification, customers can rest assured that our information destruction services will exceed their expectations and satisfy all regulatory requirements that have been placed on their destruction needs.