Environmentally-Conscious Information Management is PossibleAt 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. We embrace Environmental, Social Governance (ESG) principles and seek to embed them into how we operate and how we engage with our customers. From building our own global, Corporate Responsibility program to developing innovative business solutions that make a positive environmental and social impact, we are working to secure a sustainable future.
Read on for more information on how to implement sustainability efforts in your organization or visit our Corporate Social Responsibility page for more information about Iron Mountain’s corporate efforts to achieve a net zero future.
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. Organizations 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 organizations 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 customized information on the environmental benefits from each of our customers’ programs.
How Iron Mountain Can Support Your ESG GoalsWe 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.
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.
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 and 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.