Welcome!

News Feed Item

Iron Mountain Publishes Its First Corporate Responsibility Report

Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management company, today published its first sustainability and corporate responsibility (CR) report. Available for download via Iron Mountain’s Taking CARE web portal, the report provides an overview of the company’s commitment to workplace diversity, community involvement and environmental responsibility.

“Our company has always held itself to a set of core values and ethical practices for how to treat each other and do business,” said William L. Meaney, president & CEO of Iron Mountain. “In 2012, we codified these values into our corporate responsibility platform Taking CARE so that we can properly respond to and assist in addressing some of the many multi-faceted social and environmental challenges facing the communities in which we operate. We hope this initial report provides our customers, employees and investors with the level of transparency and accountability they expect from us as we work to continually improve our workplace and the communities where we do business.”

Iron Mountain’s CR report details the goals, activities, and early results of the company’s Taking CARE platform, which comprises these four areas.

  • Our Promise – Iron Mountain’s commitment to protecting its customers’ information and privacy, enabling them to focus on their core business;
  • Our People – The creation of an inclusive culture that allows Iron Mountain employees to reach their potential and to be guardians of the world’s most valuable information;
  • Our Environment - Iron Mountain’s efforts to limit its impact on the environment and partner with customers to aid their efforts in doing the same;
  • Our Community – Support of Iron Mountain’s local communities through employee volunteering and corporate philanthropy, including the protection of cultural and historical treasures.

“As a responsible corporate citizen, we’re passionate about serving our customers and communities and are committed to building a great workplace and a better world,” said Ty Ondatje, Iron Mountain’s senior vice president of Corporate Responsibility and Chief Diversity Officer. “These moral, social and operational commitments represent that passion and comprise the pillars of our corporate responsibility program. We believe that the social and environmental value we create in our communities also creates business value for Iron Mountain. The report shows that; and while we have much to be proud of, we’ve only just begun.”

Commitment in Action

Iron Mountain’s 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report also cites specific examples of how Iron Mountain has acted on its commitments, such as:

  • Sustainability – Iron Mountain hosted the installation of its first solar-array system at its Windsor, Conn. facility. The panels provide enough power to meet about 70 percent of the electricity needs at the facility. This was a part of an overall commitment to reduce the company’s environmental impact, including the investment of $5.7 million in lighting and HVAC retrofit programs across 165 North American facilities, helping to reduce overall electricity consumption by nine percent from 2012 levels.
  • Employee Volunteerism – Employees hit a milestone of logging more than 100,000 cumulative hours of community volunteerism through the Moving Mountains volunteer program that gives employees two paid vacation days for doing community service.

Iron Mountain’s Living Legacy initiative – a corporate giving program created to fund non-profit cultural and historical preservation projects and organizations – provided charitable grants, in-kind services and information expertise for a pair of projects in 2013:

  • CyArk – A non-profit organization dedicated to creating a free, 3-D online library of the world’s cultural heritage sites before they are lost to natural disaster, human aggression or the passage of time. Iron Mountain provide funding and secure storage and data backup services that helped inaugurate the CyArk 500, an ambitious five-year project to digitally preserve 500 world heritage sites.
  • C.H. Booth Library, Newtown, Conn. – After the Sandy Hook tragedy in 2012, the community of Newtown received more than 600,000 condolences. Iron Mountain provides pro-bono storage to keep these items safe and lent financial grants to the community so they could digitize these expressions of sympathy and make them available via an online archive.

Iron Mountain’s Corporate Sustainability Report follows the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Reporting Guidelines, a widely used standard that provides a framework for reporting and tracking progress. To read the report, visit the Taking CARE corporate responsibility portal at http://takingcare.ironmountain.com.

About Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is a leading provider of storage and information management services. The company’s real estate network of over 67 million square feet across more than 1,000 facilities in 36 countries allows it to serve customers with speed and accuracy. And its solutions for records management, data management, document management, and secure shredding help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information for business advantage. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including business documents, backup tapes, electronic files and medical data. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
When you focus on a journey from up-close, you look at your own technical and cultural history and how you changed it for the benefit of the customer. This was our starting point: too many integration issues, 13 SWP days and very long cycles. It was evident that in this fast-paced industry we could no longer afford this reality. We needed something that would take us beyond reducing the development lifecycles, CI and Agile methodologies. We made a fundamental difference, even changed our culture...
As many know, the first generation of Cloud Management Platform (CMP) solutions were designed for managing virtual infrastructure (IaaS) and traditional applications. But that’s no longer enough to satisfy evolving and complex business requirements. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, Embotics CTO, will explore how next-generation CMPs ensure organizations can manage cloud-native and microservice-based application architectures, while also facilitating agile DevOps methodology. He wi...
Most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes a lot of work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Datera, that offers a radically new data management architecture, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Datera is transforming the traditional datacenter model through modern cloud simplicity. The technology industry is at another major inflection point. The rise of mobile, the Internet of Things, data storage and Big...
In the enterprise today, connected IoT devices are everywhere – both inside and outside corporate environments. The need to identify, manage, control and secure a quickly growing web of connections and outside devices is making the already challenging task of security even more important, and onerous. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Rich Boyer, CISO and Chief Architect for Security at NTT i3, discussed new ways of thinking and the approaches needed to address the emerging challenges of security i...
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across business networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost as well as advance trade. Are you curious about how Blockchain is built for business? In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, will discuss th...
“Why didn’t testing catch this” must become “How did this make it to testing?” Traditional quality teams are the crutch and excuse keeping organizations from making the necessary investment in people, process, and technology to accelerate test automation. Just like societies that did not build waterways because the labor to keep carrying the water was so cheap, we have created disincentives to automate. In her session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Anne Hungate, President of Daring System...
SYS-CON Events announced today that GrapeUp, the leading provider of rapid product development at the speed of business, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Grape Up is a software company, specialized in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market acr...
From 2013, NTT Communications has been providing cPaaS service, SkyWay. Its customer’s expectations for leveraging WebRTC technology are not only typical real-time communication use cases such as Web conference, remote education, but also IoT use cases such as remote camera monitoring, smart-glass, and robotic. Because of this, NTT Communications has numerous IoT business use-cases that its customers are developing on top of PaaS. WebRTC will lead IoT businesses to be more innovative and address...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business - from apparel to energy - is being rewritten by software. From planning to development to management to security, CA creates software that fuels transformation for companies in the applic...
For financial firms, the cloud is going to increasingly become a crucial part of dealing with customers over the next five years and beyond, particularly with the growing use and acceptance of virtual currencies. There are new data storage paradigms on the horizon that will deliver secure solutions for storing and moving sensitive financial data around the world without touching terrestrial networks. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Cliff Beek, President of Cloud Constellation Corporation, d...
Given the popularity of the containers, further investment in the telco/cable industry is needed to transition existing VM-based solutions to containerized cloud native deployments. The networking architecture of the solution isolates the network traffic into different network planes (e.g., management, control, and media). This naturally makes support for multiple interfaces in container orchestration engines an indispensable requirement.
In his opening keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Michael Maximilien, Research Scientist, Architect, and Engineer at IBM, discussed the full potential of the cloud and social data requires artificial intelligence. By mixing Cloud Foundry and the rich set of Watson services, IBM's Bluemix is the best cloud operating system for enterprises today, providing rapid development and deployment of applications that can take advantage of the rich catalog of Watson services to help drive insights from the vast t...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devic...
Recently, IoT seems emerging as a solution vehicle for data analytics on real-world scenarios from setting a room temperature setting to predicting a component failure of an aircraft. Compared with developing an application or deploying a cloud service, is an IoT solution unique? If so, how? How does a typical IoT solution architecture consist? And what are the essential components and how are they relevant to each other? How does the security play out? What are the best practices in formulating...