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First ISO audits helps NAID Certification grow in Japan

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June 16, 2016

Two NAID member-companies in Japan, Kanazawa Shigyo Co., LTD of Kanazawa, Ishikawa, and Morioto Co., LTD in Shikokuchuo, Ehime, became the first two companies to achieve NAID AAA Certification by verifying program compliance utilizing their routine ISO audit.  The firms will be subject to unannounced random audits by NAID auditors at all times. Two other NAID member-companies await similar audits in the coming days.

“Outside the United States it’s common for secure data destruction services to be audited to determine compliance with other ISO quality control standards,” says NAID CEO Bob Johnson. “Under NAID alternate method for conducting the scheduled portion of NAID Certification audits, those companies can now seamlessly and conveniently include NAID Certification in those audits. We expect this process to be very popular in Europe and Asia,” Johnson adds.

The new scheduled audit option is also expected to be popular with electronic data destruction services who currently undergo other audits relying on ISO standards. Electronics recyclers that are ISO 14001, R2 or e-Stewards certified would be included in that group. NAID is already fielding considerable interest on that front.

NAID members interested in more information on this option should contact NAID Director of  Certification Katie Mahoney at kmahoney@naidonline.org.

Note: The NAID-Europe Summit to be held in Barcelona, Spain on 14 October will provide a comprehensive overview on the use of NAID sanctioned audits using ISO auditors to fulfilling the schedule audit requirements of NAID Certification. Details will be provided to members in the region in the coming weeks.