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Regulatory Compliance

Sims follows procedures that are in strict compliance with regulatory standards. We offer services to completely destroy data across a wide variety of devices including magnetic and solid state drives.

North America

NAID AAA Certified On-Site Data Destruction Services

Our on-site data destruction services in North America are NAID AAA certified. Our NAID audit verifies that Sims is a certified information destruction provider and that we adhere to the strictest security standards.

The NAID AAA Certification program, with a strong reputation that is recognized across the globe, verifies that Sims has in place:

  • Validated operational security procedures
  • Compliant chain of custody processes
  • Equipment designed to shred to adequate particle size or crush drives so they are rendered unusable, in line with NAID standards
  • Stringent hiring practices, which includes but not limited to full criminal background checks and 7 year employment history
  • Signed confidentiality agreements by Sims employees witnessing data destruction

Clients have confidence that we will protect and destroy confidential information, helping ensure their adherence to regulatory requirements.

NIST 800-88 r1

Sims follows procedures that are in strict compliance with U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-88-Rev1, Guidelines for Media Sanitation in the U.S. markets.

NIST 800-88-r1, Guidelines for Media Sanitation >>

United Kingdom (U.K.)

HMG IA Standard No. 5

In the U.K. the Cabinet Office’s HMG’s Security Policy Framework (SPF) mandates that sensitive data must be destroyed in line with HMG Information Assurance Standard No 5 – Secure Sanitisation of Protectively Marked or Sensitive Information. There is a specific mandate within this relating to data destruction, listing 6 Business Impact Levels (BILs). Sims Recycling Solutions delivers guaranteed residual data destruction services which meet all BILs.

HMG IS Standard No. 5>>



Sims Germany uses shredding technology that complies with the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz), as well as the new DIN-66399 regulations up to security levels H4 / H5.

DIN-66399 Standard >>

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+Defined Processes

Standard Operating Procedures

Sims uses clearly defined processes to make certain all hard drives are completely overwritten, and that no hard drive is skipped during the process. Sims Recycling Solutions’ audited processes provide peace of mind, accountability and assurance that your company’s privacy and corporate reputation remain intact when managing your end of life IT assets.

+ Secure Facilities

Secure Chain-of-Custody

Our guarded processing facilities are access controlled and monitored, ensuring maximum protection of your data bearing assets prior to destruction. All assets are stored and secured until processing begins. Security measures implemented at all Sims facilities include physical barriers, intrusion alarm systems, CCTV surveillance, limited access and locked areas, strict visitor controls, secured storage, 24/7 security guards, metal detectors, strategic lighting, and alarmed peripheral exits. Background checks are done on all new employees and IT security protocols are in place to protect client assets.

+ Transparent and Auditable

Asset Tracking and Sims Portal

All items received for data destruction are tracked via our online inventory module which is accessible to clients via the Sims Web Portal. Track, monitor and create reports on the status of your data bearing assets and generate Certificates of Data Destruction as required.

+ Certificates of Data Destruction

Proof of Data Destruction

Certificates of Data Destruction can be provided, regardless of the service provided - data erasure, on-site destruction, witnessed destruction or plant recycling.

+ Cyber Security Insurance

Shield from Data Breach Liability

Sims Recycling Solutions offers our clients an added layer of protection by carrying specialized pollution liability and cyber security insurance. We maintain this insurance to demonstrate our commitment to protecting the interests of our clients and responsibly managing their retired assets.

Some specialty services described are only available regionally.

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