Corporate sustainability reports often deal with environmental issues, less so matters of workplace diversity. That may start to change if more companies follow Apple's lead.

Amid the backdrop of shareholders and activists pressuring tech companies to foster a more diverse workforce, Apple CEO Tim Cook has announce that, in the near future, it will release a diversity breakdown of its more than 80,000 employees. Cook revealed those plans in a recent interview with Bloomberg News. The release of that data ties to Apple's ongoing pledge to foster a more diverse workforce.

Apple is not alone among the tech giants disclosing workforce data. Google recently offered a similar breakdown. Its workforce is 70 percent male and 30 percent female; the ethnic breakdown is 61 percent white, 2 percent black, 30 percent Asian,...

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