Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy
Advantest Group aims for sustainable development and to enhance our corporate value under the corporate mission of “Technology Support on the Leading Edge” and our “Quest for the Essence” corporate mantra.
Also, we will respect stakeholders as described below to promote harmony with society and contribute towards the realization of a sustainable society.
- In harmony with society, we will work for environmental conservation and to reduce environmental impacts.
- We will respect customers, and provide high quality products and services that meet their needs.
- We will respect shareholders and investors, return corporate profits to them, and disclose information.
- We will respect our business partners and build cooperative relationships emphasizing mutual development.
- We will respect our employees, provide fair treatment, and strive to create employee-friendly workplaces that are conducive to effective working.
CSR Policy Initiatives
Based on the Advantest Group's corporate mission of delivering “Technology Support on the Leading Edge,” our purpose as a Group is to use our “measurement and testing technologies” to support the development of society and to help to ensure that people throughout the world can live safely and securely. We provide our customers in many countries around the world with a wide range of products and services, and we are contributing to society through our business activities in our core competence field of “measurement and testing technologies.” In addition, we are using our business activities to meet the needs of our stakeholders and of society, and to fulfill our social responsibilities as a group with a presence throughout the world.
Organization for Promoting CSR
We established the CSR & Environmental Affairs Promotion Center, which is headed by the President and CEO, in order to clarify the objectives and responsibilities of the executives within the Advantest Group. The Center is responsible for the overall promotion of our CSR initiatives and affairs. Beneath this organization we have positioned the CSR & Environmental Affairs Promotion Office, which is responsible for implementing our social and environmental contribution activities. In addition, the CSR & Environmental Affairs Promotion Office shares CSR-related information with divisions and departments throughout the Company exchange CSR-related information, and provides support for the CSR activities that are undertaken on a daily basis by individual divisions and departments, as well as reporting to the director responsible for supervising CSR operations, and requesting approval of key materiality aspects from the Managing Executive Officers Committee as necessary.
To facilitate the development of a company-wide CSR framework, a CSR Working Group has been established with members appointed from the company’s units responsible for general affairs, human resources, PR, IR, sales, quality assurance, production, etc.; the CSR Working Group implements activities on a worldwide basis.
Advantest’s Organization for Promoting CSR
Main Activities in fiscal 2015
The CSR Working Group has held workshops with related departments to review the key materiality aspects for the Advantest Group as a whole; the results of this review have been approved by the Managing Executive Officers Committee.