Iron Mountain Announces Electric Vehicle Milestones on its Path to Net Zero
Commits to the Climate Group EV100 initiative
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM), the global leader in innovative storage and information management services, has joined the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative and reached key milestones in electrifying its global vehicle fleet, continuing its journey to reach its Climate Pledge commitment to achieve Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2040. Iron Mountain, which operates a worldwide fleet of over 5,000 cars, vans and trucks has committed to transitioning 100% of company cars and 50% of vans to EVs by 2030, as part of EV100. As an initial step, the company has committed to converting 10% of its worldwide fleet to EV by 2025.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Iron Mountain to our EV100 initiative. As an award-winning member of RE100, Iron Mountain’s renewable energy achievements show leadership in action and serve as an example of how to grow business while reducing climate impact. We are excited Iron Mountain is now also embarking on its fleet electrification journey to address critical transport emissions and help accelerate the shift to EVs,” says Sandra Roling, Head of Transport at the Climate Group.
“As part of RE100, Iron Mountain committed to 100% renewable electricity worldwide. We have already achieved 80% from initiatives, including powering our data centers entirely with renewable energy,” said William Meaney, President and CEO of Iron Mountain. "Joining the EV100 advances that commitment and furthers our goal to reach net-zero emissions. We’ve already reduced our absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 60% since 2016 and electrifying our global fleet will accelerate that while allowing us to continue to secure a sustainable future for our customers.”
Iron Mountain began the electrification of its fleet a few years ago with 24 EV vans in the UK and continental Europe. As the next step in accelerating this journey, Iron Mountain has added an order for an additional 25 fully electric vans. These additional 25 vans will be placed in London, Germany, The Netherlands and in North America - initially serving customers in California, Pennsylvania and Illinois.
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EV100 is a global initiative by The Climate Group bringing together forward-looking companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles (EVs), to make electric transport ‘the new normal’ by 2030. Electric transport offers a major solution to climate change, as well as curbing air and noise pollution. Businesses can lead through their investment decisions and influence on millions of staff and customers worldwide. By joining EV100 they increase demand, drive mass roll-out, and make electric cars more rapidly affordable for everyone.
About The Climate Group
The Climate Group’s mission is to accelerate climate action to achieve a world of no more than 1.5°C of global warming and greater prosperity for all. We do this by bringing together powerful networks of business and governments that shift global markets and policies. We focus on the greatest global opportunities for change, take innovation and solutions to scale, and build ambition and pace. We are an international non-profit organization, founded in 2004, with offices in London, New Delhi and New York. We are proud to be part of the We Mean Business coalition. Visit TheClimateGroup.org and follow us on Twitter @ClimateGroup and Facebook @TheClimateGroup.
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader in innovative storage, lifecycle IT asset management and information management services. Founded in 1951 and trusted by more than 225,000 customers worldwide, Iron Mountain helps customers CLIMB HIGHER™ to transform their businesses. Through a range of services including digital transformation, data centers, secure records storage, information management, IT Asset Lifecycle Management, secure destruction, and art storage and logistics, Iron Mountain helps businesses bring light to their dark data, enabling customers to unlock value and intelligence from their stored digital and physical assets at speed and with security, while helping them meet their environmental goals. To learn more about Iron Mountain, please visit: www.IronMountain.com and follow @IronMountain on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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