ERI, an electronic hardware recycling firm based in Fresno, Calif., has achieved AAA certification for data destruction for its Sumner facility.

The certification was awarded by the National Association for Information Destruction, which had previously awarded the same designation to ERI’s California, Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts and Texas locations. The organization sets the industry standards for responsible data destruction, and its standards and practices are recognized globally in the field.

“We’re proud to have achieved AAA certification from NAID in the great state of Washington,” said John S. Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. “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. Proper destruction of private digital data has become a crucially important issue and NAID certification shows we are setting the bar high in that category.”