Apple on Wednesday published its latest diversity statistics, and the new numbers indicate Apple has made slow but steady progress in hiring more women and minorities, while at the same time ensuring its employees are paid the same amount for the same job.
Apple’s “Inclusion & Diversity” Report shows the company increased the percentage of new female hires to 37% (up from 31% in 2014). As of June, the company was 68% male and 32% female, a shift of one percentage point in favor of women.
Underrepresented minority hires increased to 27%, up from 21% the previous year. (Underrepresented minorities are listed as “Black, Hispanic, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islander” in the Apple report.)
Apple’s equal compensation status has improved, as Apple says it has remedied pay gaps between white and nonwhite, and men and women employees in the United States. The company analyzed salaries, bonuses, and annual stock grants, in order to ensure that workers in similar roles with comparable performance earned the same amount of money.
“We’ve achieved pay equity in the United States for similar roles and performance. Women earn one dollar for every dollar male employees earn. And underrepresented minorities earn one dollar for every dollar white employees earn.”
The face of Apple continues to be overwhelmingly white and male. Men represent 67% of the Apple workforce, while Whites account for 54% of its total employee numbers.
Apple closed their latest diversity report by saying:
We see diversity as everything that makes an employee who they are. We foster a diverse culture that’s inclusive of disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, and service to country. We want all employees to be comfortable bringing their entire selves to work every day. Because we believe our individual backgrounds, perspectives, and passions help us create the ideas that move all of us forward.
Creating an inclusive culture takes both commitment and action. We’re helping employees identify and address unconscious racial and gender bias. We’re cultivating diverse leadership and tech talent. We’re continuing our advocacy for LGBTQ equality, investing in resources for Veterans and service members and their families, and exploring new ways to support employees with disabilities. We’re also strengthening our common bonds through on-campus groups, events, and programs.