Successful SOC 2 Audit Highlights Cintas’ Expertise in Safeguarding Sensitive Customer Data

-Audit examines controls related to shredding, storage and imaging-

Business Wire


Cintas Corporation (CTAS), a leader in secure document management services, today announced the successful completion of a Service Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2, Type 2) report performed by Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S. The audit examined Cintas Document Management’s security, availability and privacy controls for the document shredding, records management and document imaging services.

“Threats and attacks against valuable business resources continue to evolve,” said Karen Carnahan, President, Cintas Document Management. “We take great pride in being able to provide our customers with further verification that we have strong and secure processes to help protect their valuable information.”

The SOC 2 attestation ensures Cintas meets stringent criteria, as identified in the AICPA’s Trust Services Principles for:

  • Security: Cintas’ system is protected against unauthorized access (both physical and logical).
  • Availability: Cintas’ system is available for operation and use as committed or agreed.
  • Privacy: Information designed as confidential is protected by Cintas as committed or agreed.

“Completing a comprehensive SOC 2, Type 2 examination each year is challenging for service organizations,” said Craig Sullivan, a partner at Crowe Horwath LLP. “By successfully completing the SOC 2 report, Cintas Document Management has shown it complies with documented standards of security, availability, and privacy for protecting its customers’ confidential information.”

Cintas is the first North American AAA NAID-certified and PCI DSS compliant document management provider. Cintas provides cost-effective document shredding, storage and imaging programs. Its services are designed to provide businesses with data privacy and security, compliance with regulatory requirements and greater control and access to information.

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About Cintas Corporation:

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and document management services for more than 1 million businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

About Crowe Horwath

Crowe Horwath LLP ( is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities, while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With offices coast to coast and 2,700 personnel, Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world, consisting of more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 100 countries around the world.

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