In an email to Apple employees, Tim Cook expressed his disappointment and reiterated the tech giant’s commitment to protect the environment.
After President Donald Trump said Thursday that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris climate agreement, Apple CEO Tim Cook expressed his disappointment with the decision.
In an email to employees, which was obtained by CNBC, Cook said he had tried to push Trump prior to the decision to keep the U. S. in the agreement.
“I spoke with President Trump on Tuesday and tried to persuade him to keep the U. S. in the agreement. But it wasn’t enough, ” Cook wrote.
He added in the email that climate change was real and that everyone had a shared responsibility to fight it. He assured employees that Thursday’s decision will not affect Apple’s commitments to protect the environment.
“We power nearly all of our operations with renewable energy, which we believe is an example of something that’s good for our planet and makes good business sense as well.”
Cook also addressed the White House decision in a post on Twitter.
Cook is not the only business leader to have expressed disappointment or disagree with Trump’s decision. Earlier, Elon Musk said he will leave his positions on three presidential councils.
Here’s the full excerpt of Cook’s email.