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Environmentally-conscious information management is possible

At Iron Mountain, we strive to be our customers’ most trusted partner for protecting and unlocking the value of what matters most to them in innovative and socially responsible ways. Together, we challenge ourselves and inspire others to create innovative business solutions that make a positive environmental and social impact.

Customers want integrated solutions that meet the demands of speed, cost savings, and security. As an information management partner committed to corporate responsibility and sustainability, Iron Mountain strives to deliver services that enable both our organisation and our customers to manage information in a manner that is environmentally conscious and socially responsible to bring our customers closer to their environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) aspirations.

Read on for more information on how to implement sustainability efforts in your organisation or visit our Corporate Social Responsibility page for more information about Iron Mountain’s corporate efforts to achieve a net zero future.

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Sustainability at Iron Mountain

At Iron Mountain we understand the impact of our actions in our society and our planet. That's why our CSR commitment is present on everything we do.

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Many organisations account and report on the emissions they generate, and have set goals to reduce these emissions over time. Increasingly, organisations 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, organisations 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 organisations 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.

How can Iron Mountain support your environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals?mountain ranges

We're enabling organisations to achieve hybrid IT success by providing secure, compliant data centres with efficient access to top carriers, 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 organisations have trusted us with their data centres since the 1980’s.

Risk Mitigation - Reduce data centre 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 1,400+ locations in 54 countries.

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

Committed to sustainable Data Centres

Iron Mountain colocation facilities are powered by 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. Green Power Pass.

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How does Green Power Pass work?

How does Green Power Pass work?

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 organisations. You can also maximise your asset value recovery with industry-leading logistics and secure chain of custody processes.

Iron Mountain works with e-Stewards or R2 certified partner organisations that follow the strictest environmental and data privacy guidelines. Customers have the option to retain the value of retired it assets through refurbishment, data sanitisation, 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 and we adhere to the strictest guidelines including a no-overseas and no-landfill policy.

At Iron Mountain, we’re always looking for ways to improve our own environmental performance within our operations. We’re proud of our Eco Box, made from 80% recycled materials and 20% from sustainably managed forests. It’s certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a group that works to ensure forests are properly and responsibly maintained to meet economic needs, conserve biodiversity and preserve species, while also taking into account land rights and the rights of indigenous communities and workers.

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 organisation’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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