According to a report from Recode, Apple CEO Tim Cook will collect a humanitarian award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights.
On December 8 in New York City, Cook will be presented with the Ripple of Hope Award in acknowledgement for his work on social change. He will be recognized alongside many other human rights advocates such as U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and Freedom Rider during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.
Cook has become an outspoken advocate for workplace equality saying that the business also benefits when their workers feel fully recognized and appreciated. In an opinion piece published to the Wall Street Journal, Cook said:
“At Apple, we try to make sure people understand that they don’t have to check their identity at the door. We’re committed to creating a safe and welcoming workplace for all employees, regardless of their race, gender, nationality or sexual orientation.”
Earlier this year, the Human Rights Campaign presented Cook with the Visibility Award.