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On 22/08/2022, Ethical Consumer viewed the entry for Apple Inc on the website, which was published in the USA by the Centre for Responsive Politics.

The Open Secrets website stated that in the 2022 election cycle the company was linked to $1,323,995 in political donations. Of this, 16.47% was donated to Republican candidates and 83.53% to Democrats.

NOTE: OpenSecrets states: “The organization itself did not donate, rather the money came from the organization's PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate family members. Organizations themselves cannot contribute to candidates and party committees. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.”

Open Secrets stated that the company had spent $6,500,000 on lobbying in 2021 and $4,570,000 in 2022.

In 2022, 40 out of 48 lobbyists were said to have previously held government jobs.

As a result of these activities, Apple Inc lost a whole mark in the Political Activities category.


Open Secrets generic ref 2022 (4 January 2022)