Management Approach Management Approach

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Basic Stance

Advantest is supported by various different stakeholders, including customers, investors, suppliers, its employees, and the local communities in the vicinity of its business locations, etc. As a member of the civil society, Advantest bears social responsibility towards all of these stakeholders.

Recognizing this responsibility, we implement various measures based on identified materiality aspects relating to occupational health and safety, compliance, etc.

Identified Materiality Aspects and KPIs, and Targets for FY2018

Materiality Aspect KPI Measures implemented Items related to SDGs
Conflict minerals Continuing efforts to use materials where the risk that said minerals have been produced using conflict minerals is low, by asking business partners to ensure transparency in regard to the sources of materials and components, etc., and by working together with industry organizations and business partners to investigate information relating to conflict minerals (i.e. mineral processing firm information). Procurement Practices  
Employment Percentage of employees returning to work after taking childbirth and/or parental leave Employment and Diversity
Occupational health and safety Occurrence rate of occupational accidents (frequency) Occupational Health and Safety
Training and education Average number of hours of training per employee per year Human Resources Development, Fair Evaluation and Treatment
Diversity and equal opportunity Female employees as percentage of total workforce Employment and Diversity
Supplier labor practices assessment Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using labor practices criteria. Procurement Practices  
Non-discrimination Number of complaints submitted to the helpline that are properly resolved Compliance
Supplier human rights assessment Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using human rights criteria Procurement Practices  
Anti-corruption Number of confirmed incidents of improper behavior Compliance
Compliance with anti-monopoly legislation Number of incidents relating to relevant legislation Compliance  
Compliance Number of non-compliance instances relating to social issues Compliance  
Supplier assessment for impact on society Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using criteria for impacts on society Procurement Practices  
Customer health and safety Number of non-compliance of own safety standards Supporting Product Safety and Quality  
Customer privacy Number of complaints relating to information security Risk Management  
Compliance Number of non-compliance relating to products/services Supporting Product Safety and Quality  

Looking Ahead to the Future

We started specific activities in fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2017 for the materiality, KPI items and targets designated in the framework recommended in The GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines 4th Edition from fiscal 2015.

We will further our activities to achieve our targets by continuing the PDCA cycle in fiscal 2018 by setting goals using the KPI.