Apple Releases Diversity Data
Last month during the Sun Valley conference in Idaho, Tim Cook told reporters that Apple would soon be releasing diversity data on its workforce. Following this announcement, the company is today releasing its first report. Alongside the report, CEO Tim Cook has also published a letter alongside the report on the company’s website.
An image on Apple’s new www.apple.com/diversity/ webpage.
In the lette,r Cook highlights some of the progress the company has made in recent years. However, he says that he’s “not satisfied with the numbers” and that Apple plans to do more to improve them. Here is a segment of the letter published:
“Apple is committed to transparency, which is why we are publishing statistics about the race and gender makeup of our company. Let me say up front: As CEO, I’m not satisfied with the numbers on this page. They’re not new to us, and we’ve been working hard for quite some time to improve them. We are making progress, and we’re committed to being as innovative in advancing diversity as we are in developing our products…
Apple is also a sponsor of the Human Rights Campaign, the country’s largest LGBT rights organization, as well as the National Center for Women & Information Technology, which is encouraging young women to get involved in technology and the sciences. The work we do with these groups is meaningful and inspiring. We know we can do more, and we will.”
Apple’s report shows that 7 out of 10 of its employees worldwide are male. Its workforce in the U.S. is made up of 55% white, 15% Asian, 11$ Hispanic and 7% Black. 2% identify as more than one ethnicity, and 9% choose not to declare. The report also provides numbers and breakdown of race and ethnicity in tech, non-tech and leadership roles.
The data published as well as stories from employees, a video and Tim Cook’s letter can be found at www.apple.com/diversity/.
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