Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent out an internal email to U.S. Apple employees calling for unity in the aftermath of the U.S. election results. The memo, obtained by Buzzfeed, encourages Apple employees to “move forward together” and reaffirms Apple’s strong commitment to social progress and equality.
While there is discussion today about uncertainties ahead, you can be confident that Apple’s North Star hasn’t changed. Our products connect people everywhere, and they provide the tools for our customers to do great things to improve their lives and the world at large. Our company is open to all, and we celebrate the diversity of our team here in the United States and around the world — regardless of what they look like, where they come from, how they worship or who they love.
Cook notably avoids mentioning any candidates by name or making any specific comments on their election campaigns, simply stating that the “aftermath leaves many […] with strong feelings” and reiterating that Apple’s “very diverse team of employees” includes supporters of both candidates. Cook encourages employees to reach out to their fellow “co-workers if they are feeling anxious.”