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Securing a sustainable future through collaboration

We recognize the important role we play in our customers’ value chain.

We believe a sustainable future is only possible through collaboration. When we make commitments together — with our customers, suppliers, and the communities where we operate — we can not only multiply our efforts but can also make sustainable behaviors more accessible and achievable.

We take our purpose to “protect and elevate the power of our customers’ work” to heart, and seek to do all we can to embed this in the way we create sustainable solutions and services for our customers.

Iron Mountain partnered with a fellow from MIT’s Sustainability Lab and developed a methodology for identifying sustainable solutions. That methodology has received external endorsement from a panel of independent subject matter experts.

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Sustainability at Iron Mountain

At Iron Mountain, we’re using our influence and expertise to drive innovations that will not only protect and elevate the power of our customers’ work but will also make a lasting, positive impact on people, the planet and performance.

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factoryGreenhouse Gas Emissions

Many organizations account and report on the emissions they generate, and have set goals to reduce these emissions over time. Increasingly, organizations have also begun to engage with their supply chains to account for emissions from “cradle to grave,” meaning along the complete lifecycle. By collaborating with suppliers, organizations can assess what emissions are material to their business, and look for innovative ways to reduce them. Iron Mountain Data Centers' procurement of 100% renewable energy and the Green Power Pass product give organizations access to clean energy, enabling their data center load to support their Net Zero goals.


Pollution has become a growing concern, and there are global efforts underway seeking ways to clean up and reduce additional pollution. Organisations are exploring innovative ways to apply Circular Economy principles into their operations, divert waste from landfills, or even go “zero waste.” Iron Mountain applauds these efforts, and can support them in a number of ways. Secure IT Asset Disposition can help organisations refurbish and recycle electronics. Our Secure Shredding program recycles all collected paper, and even provides a Green Report to provide essential ESG reporting data as well as helpful and customised information on the environmental benefits from each of our customers’ programs.

We believe that innovation and integrity pave the path to long term, sustainable success and are pleased to offer services that bring our customers closer to meeting their corporate values and stated goals. These solutions validate our belief that doing good and doing business do not have to be independent initiatives. In fact, by taking advantage of these products and services, our customers can advance their goals for sustainability while contributing to an industry-wide movement to reduce waste and enable more environmentally-conscious management of information in a meaningful and measurable way.

How can Iron Mountain support your sustainability goals?mountain ranges

We’re enabling organizations to achieve hybrid IT success by providing secure, compliant data centers with efficient access to top carriers and cloud and IT services providers.

Proven track record

Since 1951, Iron Mountain has been the trusted guardian for more than 225,000 customers including over 90% of the Fortune 1000. The world’s most heavily regulated organizations have trusted us with their data centers since the 1980s.

Risk mitigation

Reduce data center risk by choosing colocation services from Iron Mountain. Receive comprehensive compliance support, federal-grade security, and the stability of an S&P 500 REIT with approximately 1,450 facilities in more than 60 countries.

Operational efficiency

Streamline digital transformation with the most logical venue for hybrid IT: Iron Mountain Data Centers. Easily access cloud, telecom, and IT services providers. Plus, make remote management efficient with our software and smart hands.

Committed to sustainable data centers

Iron Mountain colocation facilities procure 100% renewable energy, with carbon credit assistance and low PUE. We strive to reduce our environmental impacts and support our customers in doing the same. We are firm in our commitment to renewable energy and customers can now take credit for the green energy that Iron Mountain buys on their own reporting with Green Power Pass.

Iron Mountain commits to net zero carbon by 2040 by signing The Climate Pledge.

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The future of sustainability by Iron Mountain Data Centers

Regardless of the size or industry of your company, you need a defined process and secure procedures for disposing of retired and non-working assets. Regulatory penalties, a damaged brand reputation, and inadvertent disclosures could result from improper methods.

Iron Mountain secure e-waste and IT asset disposition (secure ITAD) services enable you to securely dispose of obsolete IT assets in an environmentally-responsible manner through certified partner organizations. You can also maximize your asset value recovery with industry-leading logistics and secure chain of custody processes. services enable you to securely dispose of obsolete IT assets in an environmentally-responsible manner through certified partner organizations. You can also maximize your asset value recovery with industry-leading logistics and secure chain of custody processes.

Iron Mountain works with e-Stewards or R2 certified partner organizations that follow the strictest environmental and data privacy guidelines. Customers have the option to retain the value of retired IT assets through refurbishment, data sanitization, and reselling at market price. This allows customers to participate in the circular economy while reducing the total cost of ownership and fully maintaining security and sustainability requirements. Assets can also be recycled; we adhere to the strictest guidelines, including a no-overseas and no-landfill policy.

Iron Mountain secure shredding services protect the privacy of your information by destroying paper records and documents, plastics and media in a cost-efficient, safe and compliant way. And our online tools and on-demand reports covering key shredding metrics from usage to sustainability will help ensure efficiency and compliance.

  • Safeguard your organization’s reputation by securely shredding sensitive and confidential paper documents
  • Reduce costs by shredding documents no longer useful or necessary
  • Ensure compliance by shredding documents in accordance with federal, state and industry regulations to avoid penalties, fines or legal action

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