Three ERI Facilities Awarded NAID Certification

the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and the world’s
largest cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, announced
today that it has successfully achieved AAA certification for data
destruction from the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID)
for its facilities in California, Indiana and Massachusetts. ERI’s goal
is to have all of its locations NAID certified by January of next year.

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 are extremely proud to have received AAA certification from NAID for
three of our operations,” said John S. 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. With current technological innovations,
there is very fast turnover when it comes to business and private
computers, laptops, cell phones, and other consumer electronic devices.
Proper destruction of private digital data has become a crucially
important issue. NAID certification shows we are at the forefront of
that issue.”

Shegerian noted that data security has always been a priority at ERI and
the NAIDA AAA certification that all ERI locations are presently
undergoing, starting with the flagship Fresno location, is the third
certification system achieved and an effective way of demonstrating that
longstanding commitment.

“ERI is the largest organization in the ITAD space to achieve this
certification,” said NAID CEO Bob Johnson. “Secure data destruction is a
huge and still growing concern today 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. All NAID certified data destruction organizations are subject
to scheduled and unannounced audits to ensure that the strictest
security standards for the destruction process are in place.”

Johnson added that ERI’s customers are the ultimate beneficiaries and
that they are getting a lot more than simple peace of mind.

“By using ERI data destruction services, customers actually meet their
legally-required due diligence mandates under all current data
protection regulations. So, by achieving NAID AAA Certification ERI not
only verifies the security of their processes, they actual fulfill their
customers’ compliance obligations related to selecting a service

Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler
of electronic waste and the world’s largest cybersecurity-focused
hardware destruction company, is certified to de-manufacture and recycle
every type of electronic waste in an environmentally friendly
manner. ERI processes more than 275 million pounds of electronic waste
annually at eight locations, serving every zip code in the United
States. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call
1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit


Electronic Recyclers International
Paul Williams, 310-569-0023