What you need to know
- Tim Cook wrote a memo to employees addressing the death of George Floyd.
- Cook talked about the realities of discrimination that still exist today.
- He also talked about the company's efforts to support justice and how employees can get involved.
In response to the death of George Floyd, Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a memo to employees addressing it and the discrimination that exists in the country.
Reported by Bloomberg, Cook says that, when it comes to racism in the country, "that painful past is still present today."
Cook says that Apple will be making donations to a number of organizations, including the Equal Justice Initiative. He also says that, for the month of June, the company will make a two-for-one match for all employee donations. Cook also welcomed staff to use company resources like the Employee Assistance Program and mental health resources that exist for free for its employees.
The CEO closed the memo by saying that we need to aim for a higher standard than "normal" and that "we must commit to being that change, and to creating a better, more just world for everyone."
You can read the full memo to employees below:
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