A total of 36 Chinese Internet businesses including Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu joined an initiative Wednesday to fulfill their corporate social responsibility.
The initiative was launched at a forum on the corporate social responsibility of Chinese Internet businesses hosted by the Internet Society of China.
The businesses are expected to make contributions to poverty alleviation, set up an information disclosure mechanism, actively accept supervision from the public and take on other responsibilities, according to the initiative.
An annual report on Chinese Internet businesses' performance on fulfilling their social responsibility was also released at the forum, which has been held every year since 2014.
Huang Chengqing, vice president of the Internet Society of China, suggested that Internet businesses "integrate social responsibility into their operation and development strategy."