TOKYO, Japan, March 26, 2010 - Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE) today announced that it has received the “Excellence in Environmental Management” prize in the 8th Japan Sustainable Management Awards, sponsored by the Japan Sustainable Management Awards committee and Mie Prefecture to promote a sustainable balance between the economy and the environment. Advantest becomes one of just four companies nationwide to receive this honor in fiscal 2009.
Green Products, CSR Leadership Recognized
Since 2002, the Mie Prefecture local government has spearheaded Japanese regional efforts to encourage sustainability, environmentally friendly development, and ecological awareness. The Japan Sustainable Management Awards committee has recognized a total of 120 organizations to date for their initiative in leading Japan's shift to sustainable development.
Naming Advantest the recipient of the "Excellence in Environmental Management" prize, judges cited the following:.
- Advantest has achieved ISO140001 certification at seven major facilities in Japan and a further seven key facilities outside Japan
- Green products developed to tough internal standards now making a significant contribution to revenues
- Stringent recycling, packaging reduction, and waste disposal policies contributed to a 55% reduction in waste in fiscal 2008 compared to fiscal 2005
∗: More details of Advantest's environmental and CSR policies can be found at:
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