Iron Mountain Earns Top Marks in 2018 Corporate Equality Index
Company scores 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 16th Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality
BOSTON, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE: IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, today announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Iron Mountain joins the ranks of 609 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
"One of our goals is to build and sustain an inclusive culture where all Iron Mountain employees are able to bring their whole, authentic selves to work and pursue their potential," said Ty Ondatje, senior vice president for Corporate Responsibility and chief diversity officer, Iron Mountain. "We believe that having a diverse employee base that reflects our customers and communities not only sustains our business, but is critical for our success. Iron Mountain benefits from an exceptional global talent pool of employees with different abilities, perspectives and backgrounds, and we are committed to providing an inclusive environment for our employees to thrive. We are thrilled to have that commitment reflected in our score on the Corporate Equality Index."
The 2018 CEI rated 947 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Iron Mountain's efforts in satisfying all of the CEI's criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
Iron Mountain's commitment to inclusion and diversity manifests in both internal and external programs, and recognition, that promote a workplace environment where all employees feel valued, connected and inspired contribute to the company's success. These include:
- The founding of an executive-sponsored employee resource group (ERG) for LGBTQ employees to help promote advocacy and awareness;
- Recognition by OUTstanding and The Financial Times for having a "Top 50 Executive Ally" – John Tomovcsik, executive vice president and general manager for Records Management, North America – supporting and promoting LGBTQ advocacy and awareness in the workplace.
For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei. In addition, to read about Iron Mountain's commitment to diversity and inclusion, visit http://www.ironmountain.com/About-Us/Corporate-Social-Responsibility/Our-People.aspx.
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 230,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain boasts a real estate network of more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in 53 countries dedicated to protecting and preserving what matters most for its customers. Iron Mountain's solutions portfolio includes records management, data management, cloud services, document management, data centers, art storage and logistics, and secure shredding to help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including critical business documents, electronic information, medical data and cultural and historical artifacts. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.
About the Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
Christian T. Potts
Iron Mountain Incorporated
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