Apple on Friday published a document detailing its human rights policy and committing to “freedom of information and expression,” among other things.
“With humility, optimism, and an abiding faith in people, we’re committed to respecting the human rights of everyone whose lives we touch,” the four-page document reads.
At its February annual general meeting a shareholder proposal calling on Apple to publicly commit “to respect freedom of expression as a human right” received more than 40 percent support from shareholders.
According to The Financial Times, Apple’s board of directors approved the policy and published it ahead of a deadline of Sept. 5 for shareholders to submit motions for next year’s investor meeting.
“We believe in the critical importance of an open society in which information flows freely, and we’re convinced the best way we can