Corporate Responsibility


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Corporate Responsibility


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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.

A commitment to reducing environmental impact


Iron Mountain is a signatory to The Climate Pledge™ - committing to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Climate Accord.

By 2040 we will use 100% clean electricity, 100% of the time in our data centers. To accelerate decarbonization of the grid, we are going beyond our RE100 commitment of 100% renewable electricity. We will use the Google methodology for matching site by site electricity use with local clean power generation every hour, every day to achieve 24/7 clean power.

By 2040 we will drive Circular Economy innovation by working toward zero waste in our operations and collaborating with others to create closed-loop Products and Services.

By 2030 all Iron Mountain Data Centers worldwide will be Climate Neutral, as part of our commitment as a signatory to the EU Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact.

We will maintain 100% renewable electricity coverage for our global data center business and achieve 90% renewable electricity corporate wide by 2025 -15 years ahead of our RE100 commitment.

By 2025 all new construction multi-tenant data center facilities will be certified to the BREEAM Green Building Standard.

We will go beyond our current Science-Based Target (25% reduction of absolute GHG emissions from our 2016 baseline) and by 2025 will achieve a reduction of 25% of GHG emissions from Scope 1 & 2 energy sources from our 2019 baseline.

By 2023 we will increase our reporting coverage of waste and recycling data to at least 90% of our global operations.

Key Highlights

In 2020, all Iron Mountain Data Centers achieved ISO 140001 certification (Environmental Management Standard) and recertified all Data Center facilities under ISO 50001 (Energy Management).

In 2021, Iron Mountain sourced 80% of global electricity from renewable sources.

In 2021, Iron Mountain achieved a 60% reduction of absolute emissions from 2016 baseline.

In 2021, we developed and implemented a programmable thermostat program at more than 40 sites and retrofitted 6,576 fixtures with LED.

In 2021, we implemented an irrigation control program at 41 of our facilities that will save an estimated 17.7 million gallons of water per year.

PROTECTING Our Planet Stories

 Iron Mountain Joins Amazon Climate Pledge: Committing to Net Zero Emissions by 2040

Iron Mountain Joins Amazon Climate Pledge: Committing to Net Zero Emissions by 2040


Iron Mountain Constructs The First-Ever BREEAM Design-Certified Data Center In North America

Iron Mountain Announces Electric Vehicle Milestones on Its Path to Net Zero - winding road through trees

Iron Mountain Announces Electric Vehicle Milestones on Its Path to Net Zero