The survival and growth of companies is supported by resources such as energy and water generated by our Earth. At Advantest we believe that protecting and nurturing the global environment that we benefit greatly from is a very important issue for environmental management, and we conduct our environmental contribution activities based on this belief. A wide variety of living beings inhabit our earth and enrich the global environment. It is essential for companies to efficiently use the resources the Earth has blessed us with so that sustainable development is achieved, and it is necessary for companies to fulfill their corporate social responsibility by helping preserve the diversity of the Earth's living things. We have clearly defined a stance of treating biodiversity conservation activities as a business goal and are conducting initiatives to this end.
Biodiversity conservation in the biotope
Since 2005, Advantest has been holding nature observation events for elementary schools near its Gunma R&D Center, using the biotope as a venue for communicating with surrounding communities. Participants in these events learn what kinds of plants and animals live in the biotope by conducting a search. They also fish for crayfish to reduce the numbers of this introduced species, which prompts them to consider the importance of biodiversity. In fiscal 2013, 200 children and guardians from three neighboring schools took part in our nature observation event. We plan to continue this activity, making it a centerpiece of cooperation with the community.
Basic policy for disclosure of environmental information
The Group's business activities have affected the environment in various ways.
To achieve sincere and sustainable development, it is necessary for companies to candidly disclose this information to stakeholders so that their honest opinions and assessments can be properly reflected in environmental management.
The Advantest Group discloses information related to its environmental footprint and environmental activities through methods including its CSR Report, its corporate website, and various events and exhibitions. In addition, the Group works to achieve interactive communication with its stakeholders by creating opportunities for dialog through activities such as requesting cooperation with surveys and organizing factory tours.
If you have any questions or comments related to Advantest's corporate social responsibility and environmental activities, please contact:
CSR & Environmental Affairs Promotion Center, CSR & Environmental Affairs Promotion Office
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