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Key Environmental Performance32

Baidu strictly complies with the Environmental Protection  Law of the People’s Republic of China,  the Energy Conservation Law of the People’s Republic of China, and other environmental laws and regulations. Our overall  energy consumption  was 72,249.6 tons  of standard  coal equivalent,  representing an energy  intensity of  2.3 tons  of standard coal equivalent per person.

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*Direct emissions, including losses, emissions from stationary combustion sources, boilers, kitchen equipment, and refrigerators

*Indirect emissions, including those from purchased electricity, steam, and heating

*Other indirect emissions, such as domestic sewage, and emissions from business travels and buildings

*The quantity of greenhouse gas emissions is expressed as a carbon dioxide equivalent. We sourced the data and sum of emission factors from authoritative international and domestic institutions. The fossil fuel emissions factor is based on the low calorific values of fuels provided in China Energy Statistical Yearbook 2017. The greenhouse gas emission coefficient is provided in 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. The electricity-related emissions factor adopts corresponding values in China Regional Grid Average Carbon Dioxide Emission Factors in 2011 and 2012 and IPCC.

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*Including office paper, waste cartons, publications and newspapers, scrap metal, waste plastic, and kitchen waste

*Including lamps, electronic equipment, toner cartridges, and batteries

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32In 2020, our environmental key performance indicators covered all of our offices and charging stations in Beijing, and our R&D centers and data centers in Shanghai, Shenzhen, and the US.