Iron Mountain Commits to Five Percent Cut in its Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  Iron Mountain Commits to Five Percent Cut in its Greenhouse Gas Emissions

           The Carbon Reduction Target is the First for the Company

Business Wire

BOSTON -- April 22, 2013

Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:IRM) pledged today to cut its absolute
greenhouse gas emissions across North America and the United Kingdom five
percent below 2012 levels by the end of 2014. On this annual observance of
Earth Day, the company advanced its commitment to environmental
sustainability, setting a carbon reduction goal for the first time in the
history of the storage and information management firm.

“Reducing our carbon footprint is the right thing to do both for our business
and our environment,” said Iron Mountain President and CEO Bill Meaney. “With
thousands of trucks on the road and an expansive network of storage
facilities, we plan to continually optimize our operations so that we’re
serving customers most efficiently and minimizing our environmental impact in
the process. We’re excited about the progress we’ve made with sustainability,
and we’re proud to announce our first-ever target for reducing greenhouse

Achieving the goal will require the company to eliminate approximately 13,500
metric tons of absolute greenhouse gas emissions relative to its carbon
footprint in 2012. According to the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies
Calculator, that’s equal to taking 2,800 vehicles off the road for one year.
To do so, Iron Mountain will focus on several initiatives to lower energy
usage at its storage facilities and improve the fuel economy of its truck

Continuing on work from last year, Iron Mountain and real estate partner CBRE
are upgrading lighting systems in facilities across the United States and
Canada with high-efficiency T8 lamps. The project will reduce the company’s
carbon footprint, improve the working environment at these facilities and
yield an expected annual energy savings of approximately $2 million.

Iron Mountain is also taking steps to reduce the fuel consumption of its truck
fleet. The company has worked for more than a decade to optimize the density
of its service-delivery routes, ensuring couriers serve the most customers
over the fewest miles. Iron Mountain is also installing telematics technology
in its U.S. vehicles, after having successfully outfitted its U.K. fleet with
similar systems. The technology provides transportation leaders with vehicle
speed, acceleration rates, idle time, odometer information and cruise control
settings so they can coach couriers on operating vehicles more efficiently.
Today, nearly 900 Iron Mountain trucks in the United States and United Kingdom
carry the systems, and the company intends to have them in approximately 3,000
vehicles by the end of 2014.

Other environmental initiatives not tied to the five percent goal include Iron
Mountain’s partnership with SunEdison to enable the production of solar energy
from photovoltaic cells placed atop several Iron Mountain storage facilities
in New England. The first panels were installed this month at a facility in
Windsor, Conn., and the company will add panels at other facilities throughout
the year.

Iron Mountain is also working to implement waste management plans at all its
facilities in North America and the United Kingdom by the end of 2014.This
expands on a recycling program started in 2012 at the company’s corporate
headquarters and will include processes for reducing both office and
operational waste. Additionally, Iron Mountain will continue to support its
customers’ sustainability goals by recycling securely shredded client
documents and diverting 450,000 tons of paper from landfills every year in the

“One of the key pillars in our corporate responsibility program, Taking CARE,
is our commitment to environmental sustainability,” said Samantha Joseph,
director of corporate responsibility for Iron Mountain. “Iron Mountain has a
culture of continuous improvement. We are always looking for ways to improve
our efficiency and service quality to our customers, and we value being able
to help customers meet their environmental goals. Our company’s commitment to
sustainability is integral to our business strategy.”

Taking CARE also includes global strategies and initiatives for community
engagement, employee advocacy and information responsibility. Visit for more information.

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 64
million square feet across more than 1,000 facilities in 35 countries allows
it to serve customers with speed and accuracy. And its solutions for records
management, data backup and recovery, document management, andsecure
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 for more information.


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