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Valuing inclusion and diversity

Iron Mountain is committed to intentionally creating and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce. 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, religion, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and military experience.

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

  • Treating others with fairness, respect and empathy – always
  • Bringing together multiple skills and experiences to make important decisions or solve problems
  • Being curious and asking questions to broaden our perspective
  • Respecting different cultures—and work with global and regional teams to deliver local results
  • Building teams, at all levels, which reflect the communities we work in
  • Creating a safe and welcoming workplace
  • Ensuring diversity when recruiting, developing and promoting team members

Our inclusion & diversity strategy includes four critical focus areas:

  • Build a more inclusive culture
  • Increase workforce diversity at all levels
  • Establish a global mindset
  • Embed accountability

    Learn more about what
    inclusion & diversity mean at iron mountain

    key highlights

    For the fifth year in a row, scored 100% on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ Workplace Equality

    Since 2015, nearly 100 women have participated in our Women in Leadership program with our partner Interaction Associates

    In 2017, we launched our 7th Employee Resource Group, Capable@IM for employees and families of all abilities

    Received recognition from 2020 Women on Boards for increasing the percentage of women on our company board to 27%

    our initiatives

    We don’t only hire veterans because we believe it is the right thing to do. While we recognize veterans for their service and sacrifices—for safeguarding our freedoms and values—we know that members of our armed forces bring valuable skills to our workplace. That’s why we actively seek to employ and develop veterans, active duty guard members, and reservists, who are sources of strength, courage and integrity.

    We work hard to ensure that our veterans find a home at Iron Mountain where they are considered prized employees. Do you know any veterans seeking post-military employment? Or service members about to leave the military service? Encourage them to explore Iron Mountain’s Careers Page.

    One of the 11 founding members of the Veterans Jobs Mission

     Iron Mountain is proud to be one of the 11 founding members of the newly named Veterans Jobs Mission, a coalition of companies aiming to hire a total of one million U.S. military veterans.
    Through the Veterans Jobs Mission and our broader recruiting and engagement strategies, Iron Mountain benefits from the tremendous talent, skill and discipline that veterans bring to our team.
    To learn more, please visit https://www.veteranjobsmission.com/.

    Our employees are active in the communities in which we serve by participating in Wreaths Across America, which is an annual effort to honor veterans by giving thanks to their service with the laying of wreaths on their graves. We also have partnered with the National World War II Museum as part of our Living Legacy Initiative, which is our company’s philanthropic commitment to help preserve and make accessible cultural and historical information and artifacts. The partnership supported the digitization and publication of oral histories in two permanent exhibits, “The Road to Tokyo” and the “Arsenal of Democracy,” so that the voices of the men and women who contributed in WWII will continue to be heard. The National WWII Museum has also provided learning opportunities to Iron Mountain employees both online and at the Museum.

    At the end of 2014, Iron Mountain set a goal to increase the percentage of women in North America leadership from 24% to 30% by 2020. At the end of 2017, women represented 25% of our leadership (Directors and above) and 25% of our overall workforce.
    Here are some of the things we’re doing:
    • We partner with Interaction Associates to offer a Women in Leadership program focused on the specific needs and capabilities of women, providing the knowledge and support they need to succeed in their roles as Iron Mountain leaders. Nearly 100 women have graduated from this program since 2015.
    • Our Women@IM Employee Resource Group has over 800 global members – men and women with a shared goal of promoting opportunities for women and advancing awareness about women’s impact at Iron Mountain
    • Iron Mountain is a proud partner of Catalyst, the leading nonprofit organization with a mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion.
    • We are a signer of the 100% Talent Compact, a pledge to commit to closing the gender wage gap. We are transparent in annually reporting pay equity between male and female employees at all levels in North America and the United Kingdom, with a goal to maintain +/- 10% pay equity.

    Through our Employee Resource Groups we seek to create a safe, inclusive environment where all employees around the world feel connected, valued, inspired to build customer value and able to contribute to our company’s success. Our groups’ goals are designed to:

    • Encourage dialogue about the impact of diversity on our business and our employees
    • Build inclusive recruiting and on-boarding experiences
    • Offer professional development opportunities
    • Research and recommend programs and policies to support diversity
    • Pursue activities in the workplace and community that promote Iron Mountain as a great place to work
    Women@IM, Iron Mountain’s first ERG, promotes awareness of women in our business by offering professional development opportunities through webinars, mentoring relationships and community and customer engagement. We are committed to accelerating the attraction, development, and movement of female talent into roles of increasing responsibility and influence.
    Veterans@IM exists to serve and honor the men and women who are veterans – and their supporters – to build value for our customers and contribute to our company’s success. Veterans@IM represents a global commitment to build camaraderie and spirit de corps by recruiting and retaining veteran talent; providing mentorship channels to further veteran skill sets; and connecting active service members, veterans, military families, and their supporters around the world.
    Black Colleagues@IM fosters opportunities for its members to unite, empower and enrich our diverse global community by recruiting, developing and advancing people of color. We connect people of all ethnicities, beliefs and experiences to best serve our customers, grow our careers and further develop a culturally inclusive legacy for Iron Mountain. The ERG supports initiatives that promote the recruitment and onboarding of diverse talent, networking and mentorship opportunities to support employee development.
    LGBTA@IM creates a safe environment for our colleagues and allies to feel empowered to be their full selves and do their best work with dignity, equality – together. We advance inclusion at work and in the communities where we live.
    Millennials@IM is committed to assisting both Millennials and those connected with Millennials with growing their skillsets and careers at Iron Mountain. We strive to foster an environment that is friendly and safe for all employees regardless of their generational status so that everyone can present their authentic self to drive innovation.


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