Cintas, CBBB and NFCC Shred World Record for Most Paper Collected in 24 hours
31,979 pounds of paper shredded to fight against identity theft during Protect Your Identity Week
CINCINNATI, Nov 22, 2010 Cintas, a leader in secure document management services, announced today that along with the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) it broke the Guinness World Record(TM) for most paper collected in 24 hours. As part of the third annual Protect Your Identity Week, Cintas partnered with the CBBB and NFCC to provide free shredding services for consumers at more than 175 identity theft protection events nationwide. Three events were specifically tracked for the Guinness record attempt in Irvine, Calif., Southfield, Mich. and Cherry Hill, N.J. on Oct. 23. A total of 31,979 pounds of personal documents was collected and shredded. The previous record held was 2,204 pounds.
"We are thrilled we broke a world record by uniting with community members to take a stand against identity theft," said Karen Carnahan, President and COO, Cintas Document Management. "Identity theft is a serious problem and we are pleased to have partnered with the CBBB and NFCC to provide consumers across the nation with our secure shredding services."
Cintas shredded a total of 1,132,000 pounds of confidential documents during Protect Your Identity Week. All of the paper collected was recycled into secondary paper products, such as paper cups, to reduce waste and impact on the environment. In doing so, consumers across the nation helped save trees, energy and water while reducing green house gas emissions.
"Protect Your Identity Week provides consumers with the education, tools and resources they need to protect themselves against identity theft," said Bob Ensinger, COO, NFCC. "We are delighted with the success of the week and had fun breaking a world record for a good cause."
Cintas is the first North American AAA NAID-certified and PCI DSS compliant document management provider. It provides cost-effective document shredding, storage and imaging programs. Cintas' services are designed to provide businesses with data privacy and security, compliance with regulatory requirements and greater control and access to information.
"We are pleased with how many community members came out to participate in the events," said Stephen A. Cox, President and CEO, CBBB. "With the combined forces of our organizations, this has been the most successful Protect Your Identity Week to date."
For more information about Protect Your Identity Week, or to find identity theft protection tips and resources, please visit www.ProtectYourIDNow.org.
For more information about Cintas document management services, visit www.cintas.com/documentmanagement.
About Cintas Corporation:
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid and safety products, fire protection services and document management services to approximately 800,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a Nasdaq-100 company and component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.