NAID is the non-profit trade organization of the secure destruction industry. Founded in 1994, its mission is to promote proper destruction of all forms of discarded media containing personal and proprietary information. NAID has forged strong relationship internationally with policymakers and regulators, produces an extensive catalog of guidance publications, and enforces security standards for the secure destruction industry around the world.
It is the customer that ultimately benefits from a vendor's NAID Certification. Companies that undergo NAID Certification don't do it only for their peace of mind, they do it for their customers' peace of mind. NAID Certified vendors know that their customers' legal compliance requires the type of scrutiny and system of verification the program offers. It is with customers' interest at heart that they subject themselves to this review.