Corporate Responsibility


Living Legacy Initiative - Cesar Chavez National Monument

Corporate Responsibility


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Unlocking the value of the past to help shape the future.

The Living Legacy Initiative is Iron Mountain’s commitment to preserve and make accessible cultural and historical information and artifacts. We believe we have a responsibility to help protect and share information that is unknown, at-risk, or not widely accessible—so that current and future generations are able to learn and benefit.

Iron Mountain believes we have a responsibility to create social value in the communities in which we operate. We are committed to pursuing that responsibility and being a helpful member of our communities worldwide. Every day, we protect our customers’ most vital assets and information and extend that same expertise to nonprofits and non-governmental organizations through our Living Legacy Initiative.

Living Legacy Initiative - Documenting the interior of San Sebastian with LiDAR

How the Living Legacy Initiative works

Iron Mountain’s objective is to build mutually beneficial partnerships that represent the best outcomes for our mission, community, partners, and business. Grant partners are established on a rolling annual basis, developed by the program manager, and voted on by the Living Legacy Committee. We consider factors such as: how partnerships connect and drive our commercial business; an organization’s mission; its geography and catchment area; the historical time period; its ability to affect customer or employee engagement; and the opportunity for public awareness. Living Legacy helps museums and other nonprofit institutions protect and provide access to a myriad of cultural and heritage data resources by offering a combination of financial grants, in-kind services, and customized management expertise.

Why this work is so important

Historical and cultural information is a record of who and what we are as a global community. We must preserve these treasures and ensure they are accessible and not lost due to destruction or the passage of time. Iron Mountain strives to support organizations that create a link between the public and cultural, historical, and educational legacies. To lose a piece of our culture or heritage is to lose a piece of ourselves.

Living Legacy Initiative - Documenting Ebeneezer Baptist Church
Living Legacy Initiative - Angel Island Detention Center

Why Iron Mountain believes we can make a difference

We are the guardians of our customers’ most important assets. We offer our charitable partners 70 years of experience and expertise as the world’s largest information management and storage company. We have an expansive service network across 56 countries and knowledge on how to protect and manage data and physical artifacts.