- Taking 2020 as the baseline year, Baidu plans to
comprehensively build science-based pathways to achieve carbon
neutrality by 2030.
- Baidu has continuously explored pathways to reducing carbon
emissions in businesses such as autonomous driving and intelligent
transportation, refining them into methodologies and capabilities
open to society.
BEIJING, May 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Baidu,
Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU and HKEX: 9888) ("Baidu" or the "Company")
today released its 2021 ESG report, providing updates on the
company's efforts to help advance a more sustainable economy
through technology innovation.
"Over the past year, we have continuously explored the ESG value
in corporate governance, pursuing the new 'intersection' of ESG
value with an innovation-driven engine, as well as fulfilling our
commitments to the environment and society," said Robin Li, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Baidu.
"We have every confidence to achieve 'dual carbon' goals, which are
The report details the company's ESG performance in 2021 in key
areas including green products & solutions, corporate
governance, trust building, talent nurturing, service improvement
and society philanthropy.
Below are some key highlights from the report:
Promoting Green Ideas:
In 2021, Baidu announced the goal of achieving carbon neutrality
at the group level by 2030 and working with partners to achieve
"zero-carbon growth" with AI. Several major developments towards
this goal have been made through cases in intelligent
transportation, green office, low-carbon data center, and more.
Baidu gives top priority to risk prevention and management and
has established a risk management system led by the Board. In 2021,
the company upgraded its philosophy of risk management and
introduced the "three lines" risk management model to carry out
regular internal risk identification as well as analysis and
assessment. The company has also formulated the Baidu
Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility Rules for
Suppliers. In 2021, 100% of domestic suppliers were required to
comply with these rules.
Open Source for AI:
Baidu has also been leading efforts to encourage a more
inclusive and vibrant AI development community. As of 2021, Baidu
has led 21 open-source organizations and more than 1,000
open-source projects on Github, with more than 18,000 community
contributors and more than 370,000 stars gained.
Diversity and Inclusiveness:
Baidu is a firm believer in gender equality, ensuring equal
access to employment opportunities for female employees, strictly
abiding by the principle of equal pay for equal work. In 2021,
women accounted for 43.2% of Baidu's management team.
To learn more about Baidu's ESG performance in 2021, access the
full report here.
Founded in 2000, Baidu's mission is to make the complicated
world simpler through technology. Baidu is a leading AI company
with strong Internet foundation, trading on the NASDAQ under "BIDU"
and HKEX under "9888." One Baidu ADS represents eight Class A