It’s been a long, tough U.S. election season, and I know many of you are surprised by last night’s outcome. I want to reassure everyone that we will do everything we can to work with the incoming administration to advocate for policies that are good for Google and the world. Our basic values remain the same:
First — we believe in building for everyoneby creating products and services that are accessible to people all over the world. That notion that everyone on Earth should have the same access to knowledge — and the economic growth that comes with it — remains core to everything that we do.
Second — we believe in social equality and the idea that people of all races, religions, genders, and sexual orientations are equal and should receive equal treatment under the law and in the workplace.
Third — we continue to believe that open is better than closed. That’s true whether you’re talking about an operating system, the free flow of information, or a reasonable immigration policy that allows us to hire the very best minds from around the world. There are many U.S. Googlers here on some type of work visa, and we will do everything we can to support their right to work in this country.
These have and continue to be Google’s values. They have made us the company we are today, and we will keep standing by them and by all of you.
Sundar Pichai, CEO Of Google