Securing a sustainable future

Securing a sustainable future

Sustainability

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’re securing a sustainable future by partnering with our customers, enabling them to make better decisions about how they manage their most valuable information and assets. We’re supporting our employees with a culture of diversity and inclusion, and it is through their efforts that we deliver on our promises to our customers and to our communities. And we’re uplifting the quality of life in those communities where we operate through our commitments to environmental and social sustainability.

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.

A sustainable future ensures we stay within the limits of the planet and provides a strong quality of life for generations to come.

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2022 sustainability report

We are committed to transparent reporting on corporate responsibility efforts in accordance with the guidelines of the Global Report Initiative (GRI). Our Sustainability Report outlines our commitments and progress against key measures of success for our efforts in the community, our environment, and for our people.

Read here


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Our sustainability pillars

At Iron Mountain, we are focused on securing a sustainable future by working with our colleagues, our customers, and our communities. We are focused on:

  • Safeguarding customer trust
  • Protecting our planet
  • Empowering our employees
  • Strengthening our communities

We stand alongside our customers

We strive to be our customers’ most trusted partner.

Iron Mountain provides customers with innovative solutions that bring them closer to achieving their purpose and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) aspirations. We believe that innovation and integrity pave the path to long-term, sustainable success. We build trusted relationships with stakeholders based on this philosophy. Our approach is underpinned by the conviction that ethics and good governance matter to our financial success. That’s why 96% of Fortune 1000 companies partner with Iron Mountain and entrust us with their data.

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A commitment to reducing environmental impact

We strive to take responsibility for a sustainable future by unlocking opportunities in our operations and beyond.

We embrace our responsibility to contribute to the fight for a net zero future for our planet, seeking opportunities to improve environmental performance within our operations. We enable our customers to manage information while meeting their environmental goals. And we partner with our suppliers to unlock opportunities to protect our planet, together.

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An environment that fuels innovation

We strive to have past, current, and future employees view their experiences at Iron Mountain as an accomplishment and source of pride.

At Iron Mountain, we foster a culture of collaboration, courage, and customer obsession that all employees live by. We work together to create a workplace where employees’ authentic selves are welcomed, accepted, and included. When we fuel innovation through diverse ideas, backgrounds and perspectives, our people thrive, our customers benefit, and our business succeeds.

Diversity, equity & inclusion at Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain is committed to intentionally creating and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce. This culture of diversity allows us to recruit, hire, and retain the best talent while fostering an inclusive environment where many voices are heard. We see diversity as all the characteristics and experiences that define each of us as individuals. Diversity includes everything that makes us who we are—all the ways in which we are similar, and all the ways in which we are different. Diversity includes things like race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or gender expression.

Inclusion happens when you value the differences and the commonalities of others. One of our core values is to promote inclusion and teamwork throughout the various parts of our organisation. This means we look for and value each other’s unique ideas and perspectives to get better results.

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Our sustainability goals

By 2025:

Achieve 25% reduction of GHG emissions from Scope 1 & 2 energy sources from our 2019 baseline

All new construction of multi-tenant data centre facilities will be certified to BREEAM Green Building Standard

Collectively volunteer 100,000 hours in our communities

Achieve 90% renewable electricity coverage globally (maintain 100% coverage in Data Centre)

Achieve +/- 5% gender pay parity across all levels in the U.S., Canada, and UK

Women will represent 40% of our global leadership team and people who identify as BIPOC will represent 30% of our U.S. leadership team*

*Directors and above


By 2030:

All IRM data centres worldwide will be climate neutral

As part of our EV100 commitment, 100% of company cars and 50% of company van fleet to be fully electric

We will use the Google methodology for matching site-by-site electricity with local clean power generation every hour of every day to achieve 24/7 clean power

By 2040:

Drive circular economy innovation by working toward zero waste in our operations

Achieve net zero GHG emissions, 10 years ahead of the Paris Climate Accord

Our business decisions will have a net positive impact on our communities

For a full list of our goals, and their status, please refer to our 2022 sustainability report.

Previous sustainability reports

2021 / 2020 / 2019 / 2018 / 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013

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