Commercial, GHG Emissions, Sourcing Renewables - February 25, 2019
Iron Mountain targets 20% GHG cut
Iron Mountain Incorporated announced its intention to reduce absolute GHG emissions 20% by 2025 from a 2016 baseline, including Score 1, 2, and 3. Including the effects of expected business growth, achieving this goal will require a reduction of more than 50% of normal, "business as usual" carbon usage by the target year. The company’s goal has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
"As a global organization, we recognize the impact that our daily operations can have on the world, and in 2013 began a journey to better understand and mitigate that impact," said William Meaney, president and chief executive officer, in a statement. "That understanding has led us to today, where we look at sustainability as an opportunity to make our operations more efficient and uncover insights that we can pass on to our customers and industry peers to do the same. Our commitment and progress to realizing this opportunity has helped us improve both our business and our customers' businesses, and we're proud to join the ranks of the SBTi-approved companies in setting aggressive targets to reduce our GHG emissions."
This commitment supports Iron Mountain's previous public commitments to sustainability goals. In 2018, Iron Mountain joined the RE100 initiative and pledged to complete, global conversion to renewable energy by 2050. , and has already hit this threshold for its operations in the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands and Belgium. In June, the company announced their U.S. data center business was entirely powered by wind and/or solar sources in 2017, while 40% of the company’s total electricity use in the U.S. came from renewable energy.
Iron Mountain Incorporated, a global storage and information management services company, has a real estate network of more than 90 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in over 50 countries.
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