Less than five percent of theft incidents in the NRMA Retail Theft Database are prosecuted, so little criminal data exists for retail employers to screen applicants. Habitual offenders continue to move from one retailer to the next who are unaware of their history. The National Retail Mutual (NRMA) Retail Theft Database is a unique product that was designed to stem the tide of inventory loss by creating a partnership of retailers through information sharing that goes beyond criminal background checks.
NRMA's mission is to unite retailers in the struggle against inventory shrinkage caused by employee theft by providing responsible management of shared theft data for employment screening purposes. Through technological advancements to allow members maximum accessibility to shared theft data, and through continual legal study to provide a solution that ensures vigilant consideration of the handling of sensitive information to meet or exceed governmental regulations, we are committed to being a preferred partner to retailers interested in effective, legal and ever-advancing loss prevention strategies.
Our Core Values
We seek to continually challenge our Retail Member Advisory Board to share best practices knowledge for the benefit of NRMA and all of its members.
Collected incident information from retailers is held to a standard that is appropriate to the needs and demands of the retail industry.
Only fully verified theft incident data is disseminated, and all usage is in full compliance with applicable Federal, state and local laws.
Partnership agreements are upheld with regard to a member’s obligation of submitting and verifying theft incidents in a timely manner.
We operate with integrity in all business dealings to ensure consistency and quality across the entire organization, to include the internal data management process.
We continually build upon our leadership identity in the retail industry by supporting and participating in loss prevention conferences and exhibitions to promote the growth of NRMA.
We seek to increase the scope of member retailers to all market verticals that could directly benefit from the use of our theft data for employment screening purposes.