Editorial note Editorial note


The Advantest Group has been issuing its Environmental Report since fiscal 2000, its Social and Environmental Report since fiscal 2006, and its CSR Report since fiscal 2007.

We have been releasing such reports in PDF format since fiscal 2011 in order to help curb use of paper resources. Moreover, we have been showcasing our activities through the company's online CSR Report since fiscal 2012, with respective sections arranged in accordance with the seven core subjects of social responsibility defined in the ISO 26000 guidelines.

Scope of Report and Period Covered

This report covers activities pursued by Advantest and its major affiliates in Japan and overseas throughout fiscal 2013 (April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014).

∗: Some activities before and after fiscal 2012 are also featured in the report with the aim of facilitating reader understanding.

Guidelines Referenced

  • GRI, "Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (G3)"
  • Ministry of the Environment, "Environmental Reporting Guidelines 2007"
  • Ministry of the Environment, "Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005"
  • Japanese Standards Association, "ISO 26000: 2010, Guidance on Social Responsibility"