Advantest Receives "White 500" Certification from METI for Fourth Consecutive Year

  • Sustainability

TOKYO, Japan-March 18, 2024-Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) today announced that it has been recognized under the 2024 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program, which is jointly implemented by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi (Japan Health Council), as one of the organizations in the large enterprise category. At the same time, METI has certified Advantest as one of the "White 500”--the top 500 corporations recognized under the program--for the fourth consecutive year. This year, as in the previous year, all seven of Advantest’s domestic subsidiaries were certified. Since formulating its Declaration of Health and Productivity Management Policy in September 2019, Advantest has been working together with domestic subsidiaries, health insurance unions, and labor unions to encourage employees to get health checkups, improve the adoption rate of specific health guidance, and implement mental health measures. In addition, the company has built up a portfolio of activities that directly affect the health of employees and their families, such as online diet and smoking cessation programs, exercise promotion using health promotion apps, and health literacy education.

Advantest will continue to strive to create a workplace where each employee can work in good physical and mental health, and will contribute as a corporate citizen to the development of humanity’s sustainable future.

About the Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program

To highlight outstanding enterprises engaging in efforts to advance health and productivity management, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has designed the Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program as an initiative held by the Health Investment Working Group of the Next-Generation Healthcare Industrial Council, a body holding joint meetings with the Health and Productivity Management 500 Working Group of the Nippon Kenko Kaigi (Japan Health Council) and the SME Ten-Thousand Health-Declaration Working Group. Under the recognition program, the Nippon Kenko Kaigi examines large enterprises, SMEs and other organizations engaging in initiatives for overcoming health-related challenges in communities or for promoting health-conscious activities led by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi, and recognizes outstanding enterprises engaging in efforts for health and productivity management.

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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

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