BOSTON, April 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE: IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, today announced that for the second consecutive year, it received a perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation's premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. Iron Mountain joins the ranks of over 560 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
"Iron Mountain has a core value to build and sustain an inclusive culture that encourages our employees to bring their whole, authentic selves into the workplace," said Ty Ondatje, senior vice president and chief diversity officer, Iron Mountain. "Our diverse employee base reflects the customers and communities where we operate and live, and we believe it is a competitive advantage for our business and critical to our success. We benefit from the unique and different abilities, perspectives and backgrounds of our global employees, each of whom contribute to the diversity of thought and talent that help us innovate. Our CEI score is a reflection of that belief and our commitment to an inclusive environment where all of our employees can thrive."
"The top-scoring companies on this year's CEI are not only establishing policies that affirm and include employees here in the United States, they are applying these policies to their global operations and impacting millions of people beyond our shores," said HRC President Chad Griffin. "Many of these companies have also become vocal advocates for equality in the public square, including the dozens that have signed on to amicus briefs in vital Supreme Court cases and the more than 170 that have joined HRC's Business Coalition for the Equality Act. Time and again, leading American businesses have shown that protecting their employees and customers from discrimination isn't just the right thing to do -- it's also good for business."
The 2019 CEI 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.
For more information on the 2019 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 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.
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), founded in 1951, is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 225,000 organizations around the world, and with a real estate network of more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in over 50 countries, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of valued assets, including critical business information, highly sensitive data, and cultural and historical artifacts. Providing solutions that include information management, digital transformation, secure storage, secure destruction, as well as data centers, cloud services and art storage and logistics, Iron Mountain helps customers lower cost and risk, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and enable a more digital way of working. Visit www.ironmountain.ie for more information.
Christian T. Potts
Iron Mountain Incorporated
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