An investor is lobbying Apple to hire more “people of colour” to its executive team, Bloomberg reports.
Apple’s executive suite currently has one non-white person, Denise Young Smith, according to the company’s website. Six out of the company’s eight directors are white.
The resolution was submitted to SEC by Antonio Avian Maldonado II, an investor who owns just 645 Apple shares, in September. Apple gets to choose whether the motion is included in its annual shareholder meeting, which has not yet been scheduled.
Apple told Bloomberg that “the company has no power to ensure that its recruits will accept offers.” Business Insider has reached out to Apple for comment.
Maldonado told Bloomberg that Apple’s board is currently “a little bit too vanilla” and that his aim is to “nudge them to move a little bit faster [with hiring].”
Apple CEO Tim Cook recently wrote an open letter, published on Apple’s website, about the company’s commitment to diversity. “Diversity is critical to innovation and it is essential to Apple’s future,” he said. “We aspire to do more than just make our company as diverse as the talent available to hire.”