What you need to know
- Apple shareholders have rejected a proposed board report on freedom of expression.
- The proposal would have made provision for a yearly board report on how Apple handles freedom of expression, access to information, requests to remove apps and more.
- It was birthed after months of controversy surrounding Apple in nations like China, Hong Kong, and Russia.
Apple shareholders have rejected a proposal to have its board report annually on how the company deals with freedom of expression and access to information.
Up for vote at the meeting on February 26 were several proposals, including a measure that would have linked Apple's executive pay to its performance when it comes to environmental sustainability. Both of these proposals, along with a third that would have allowed shareholders to nominate two board members were rejected.
We reported on the proposal back in January, and its introduction stated:
The proposal received backing from several outside groups including non-profit advocacy organization SumofUs. Despite this, Apple recommended voting against the proposal, and shareholders duly obliged.
As mentioned they also rejected a proposal suggesting that Apple's executive pay should be linked to its performance when it comes to environmental sustainability. However, Apple reiterated its commitment to the environment. As Yahoo reports:
At its shareholders meeting, Apple also confirmed that its new India store will not open uintil 2021.
Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.
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