Cincinnati Businesses Should Always Hire NAID Certified Secure Shredding Services

NAID Certification Guarantees That The Highest Level of Security and All Legal and Government Requirements Are Met


The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), is our country’s overseeing governing agency over the entire paper shredding industry. The job of NAID is to ensure that participating, professional shredding companies consistently use the best, most ethical business practices at all times when handling, transporting and destroying documents for customers. NAID’s rigorous standards apply to every aspect of all secure shredding services – whether being done on a shredding truck at the customer’s location, or if the paper shredding takes place off-site at a professional shredding facility. Many government agencies, hospitals, banks, leading corporations and businesses in varying fields of industry require their paper shredding provider to be NAID certified to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations. This is important for Cincinnati area businesses to keep in mind when coordinating secure paper shredding!

The NAID certification is the gold standard of paper shredding, and therefore meets clients’ regulatory due diligence on their behalf. NAID certification is a voluntary program for professional shredding companies. NAID service providers must meet and exceed the highest standards in every aspect of the shredding process and pass ongoing announced and unannounced audits to ensure they are consistently complying with all laws and regulations. In Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and the surrounding areas, Royal Document Destruction is proud to offer our customers NAID certified paper shredding services.

The NAID Certification Program establishes standards for the entire secure destruction process, including such areas as:

  • Employee background checks, hiring, and ongoing screening
  • Chain of custody requirements
  • Operational security demands
  • Transportation requirements
  • The destruction process, shred size, and more
  • Security and monitoring of the shred process
  • Responsible disposal
  • Insurance
  • And much more!


If a NAID member operates in multiple locations, each location must pass the audit to be certified. Hiring a NAID certified shredding provider means your Cincinnati business has smartly hired a pre-approved industry expert.

Royal Document Destruction is NAID certified for on-site, off-site and hard-drive destruction for both our Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio locations. We are proud that both of our Ohio shredding facilities meet or exceed all NAID certification requirements, year after year. In fact, Royal Document Destruction was the first paper shredding company in the entire state of Ohio to be certified by NAID more than 20 years ago, and our company has maintained that certification every year since. The security, pricing and shredding service that RDD provides our customers is second-to-none. We have even added NAID certified hard-drive destruction along the way as a secure way for our customers to achieve the same professional secure shredding and destruction for their outdated computer hard-drives.

As a certified member of the National Association of Information Destruction provider for facility/plant shredding, mobile paper shredding, and hard-drive destruction, this means that Royal Document Destruction holds the highest possible security in the information destruction industry. The NAID certification, determined by NAID, requires that Royal Document Destruction completes a yearly rigid, 26-step analysis of its security procedures and is audited (randomly and unannounced) throughout the year separately at both our Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio shredding facilities.

When your Cincinnati area business hires a professional secure paper shredding company to handle your documents, make sure that shredding company is NAID certified, such as Royal Document Destruction, for your own due diligence and piece of mind.

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