Will other enterprises find they must match Apple's move?
“Apple’s adoption of a human rights policy is a breakthrough moment and we commend it for taking this first step.
“Apple has a huge influence on people’s freedom of expression globally, and ultimately, the company’s commitment to human rights will be measured by the difference it makes to the lives of millions of Apple customers living under cyber-surveillance.”
“We conduct human rights due diligence to identify risks and work to mitigate them. We seek to remedy adverse impacts, track and measure our progress, and report our findings,” Apple explains.
"Protecting human rights by respecting data privacy and freedom of expression has become a material risk for both investors and companies."
“We always strive to be an example for others to follow, and to share our progress to accelerate industrywide change. But we also know our work will never be finished - because we believe that if we aren’t finding ways to improve, we aren’t looking hard enough.”