published on October 11, 2016 - 9:34 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff
Fresno-based ERI, the country’s leading recycler of electronic waste, announced that three of its facilities have earned a key cybersecurity-related certification.


ERI’s locations in Fresno, Indiana and Massachusetts have successfully achieved a AAA certification for data destruction from the National Association for Information Destruction.

NAID is an international organization that sets industry standards for responsible data destruction.

“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,” said John S. Shegerian, chairman and CEO of ERI. “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.”

Bob Johnson, CEO of NAID, said certified organizations are subject to scheduled and unannounced audits to ensure security standards are being met.

“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 provider.”

ERI is in the process of certifying four other U.S. recycling locations.

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