Cintas Document Management Division First to Earn Industry’s Highest Security Certification
International achievement further ensures secure destruction of sensitive information
CINCINNATI, June 16, 2009 — Cintas Corporation's (Nasdaq: CTAS) Document Management Division announced today it has become the first and only company in document destruction to become North American AAA certified by the National Association of Information Destruction (NAID), the international trade association for companies providing information destruction services.
"Cintas takes tremendous pride in becoming the first company to achieve NAID certification in North America," said Karen Carnahan, president and chief operating officer, Document Management division. "This prestigious designation is a reflection of our investment in state-of-the-art systems, and commitment from our dedicated team of employee-partners working to exceed customer expectations every day."
Every Cintas Document Management location in the U.S. and Canada is NAID certified and operates under this criterion. This is a further step in information security for Cintas as the company was the first to gain U.S. national certification in August of 2008. Cintas is still the only nationally certified company in the U.S., as Cintas continues to further the security of its Document Management Division and shredding programs to exceed its customer's expectations.
Cintas’ Document Management Division was established in 2003 to help protect customers’ personal and private information and help protect the environment. As the first company to be nationally AAA certified by NAID in August 2008, Cintas handles document shredding services as well as storage and imaging capabilities. The company has more than 70 secure destruction and storage operations serving 86 percent of the top 150 markets in the U.S. and Canada.
NAID's mission is to promote the information destruction industry and the standards and ethics of its member companies. Earning national AAA NAID certification ensures Cintas' compliance with the stringent security practices and procedures established by NAID in several areas, including employee hiring, operational security screening, the destruction process and company assurance. It also ensures consistency in processing the confidential and sensitive information of Cintas customers throughout all Cintas Document Management locations nationwide.
About Cintas Corporation:
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types throughout North America. 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.