On May 30th, 2012, the Yahata Higashida Community Development Networks (Yahata Higashida Machizukuri Renrakukai) hosted the “Higashida Spring Cleanup Operations in 2012”, and ten employees from the Kitakyushu R&D Center, representing the Advantest Group, volunteered to participate in this event.
The Yahata Higashida Community Development Networks is an organization consisting of companies located in the Yahata Higashida District. The organization undertakes environmental conservation and social contribution activities such as a cleanup project and a flowerbed-making project in the community, and the Kitakyushu R&D Center is one of the participants in those activities.
On the day of the event, 44 companies, including our company, and approximately 200 people participated in the cleanup activities. They picked up and collected garbage, including cigarette ends, cans and PET bottles, discarded on the roads. “I didn't notice when I was on my way to work, but now, I'm shocked to see how dirty the roads are,” said one of the participants. “I would like to participate in the volunteer activities again so that I will be able to help creating a town without any garbage.”
The Advantest Group will continue to participate actively in the activities which can contribute to the beautification of our community in the future.