TOKYO, Japan – February 10, 2023 – Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) today announced that it has been selected for inclusion in the S&P Sustainability Yearbook 2023, which recognizes companies with ESG evaluation scores within the top 15% of their industries.
S&P Global publishes the Sustainability Yearbook annually, evaluating the sustainability of companies around the world from the perspectives of economy, the environment, and society. This year, out of more than 7,800 companies across 61 industries, 708 companies (including 84 Japanese companies) were selected for inclusion in the S&P Sustainability Yearbook 2023.
Advantest is honored to be listed again in the Sustainability Yearbook, and will continue to seek sustainability through ESG as an essential part of the company’s philosophy and mid/long-term growth strategy, aiming to contribute to the common good while improving corporate value.
For more on Advantest's ESG initiatives, please see the company's sustainability website.
About S&P Global
S&P Global is the world's leading provider of credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics to the capital and commodities markets. Its S&P Global ESG Scores are based on the globally recognized SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) – an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices along economic, environmental and social axes. These scores are used as analytical tools by various institutions, and have powered the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for more than two decades.
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 www.advantest.com.
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