The UNGC is a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General which encourages companies and organizations to exert responsible and creative social leadership and to participate in creating a global framework for sustainable growth. Companies and organizations that join the UNGC are required to make a commitment to ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
As part of Advantest's corporate mission of "Enabling leading-edge Technologies", the company has framed ESG issues as a crucial element of its mid/long-term management policy announced in April 2018. Advantest is committed to contributing to a sustainable future and helping to solve problems within global society by delivering greater safety, security, and comfort through semiconductor test. The company's participation in the UNGC aligns with its initiatives to promote ESG management at a higher level across the Advantest group by engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, which provide a framework for contributing to the resolution of social issues.