Advantest Selected for the First Time for DJSI Asia Pacific
TOKYO, Japan – December 22, 2022 – Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) announced that it has been selected for the first time as a constituent stock of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asian Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific), which is operated by S&P Dow Jones Indices in the United States.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) are composed of companies selected for their excellent sustainability performance on both general and industry-specific criteria. Since their launch in 1999, the DJSI has been recognized worldwide as an important indicator of corporate sustainability performance. 156 companies from the Asia Pacific region were selected for DJSI Asia Pacific in 2022, including 74 Japanese companies, one of which is Advantest.
The selection highlights Advantest’s commitment to sustainability in the form of an ESG Basic Policy established to promote company-wide ESG initiatives, and the ESG Action Plan 2021-2023 that guides implementation of the policy. Under the Plan, Advantest set 27 goals and KPIs based on priority themes such as climate change, employee engagement, and reinforcement of Board of Directors effectiveness. Further details of the company’s ESG are available in its Sustainability Data Book.
Going forward, Advantest will continue to promote ESG as an integral part of the company's management philosophy and seek to further contribute to sustainability.
About Advantest Corporation
Advantest (TSE: 6857) is the leading manufacturer of automatic test and measurement equipment used in the design and production of semiconductors for applications including 5G communications, the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicles, high performance computing (HPC) including artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, and more. Its leading-edge systems and products are integrated into the most advanced semiconductor production lines in the world. The company also conducts R&D to address emerging testing challenges and applications; develops advanced test-interface solutions for wafer sort and final test; produces scanning electron microscopes essential to photomask manufacturing; and offers system-level test solutions and other test-related accessories. Founded in Tokyo in 1954, Advantest is a global company with facilities around the world and an international commitment to sustainable practices and social responsibility. More information is available at www.advantest.com.
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