TOKYO, Japan, June 4th, 2009 - Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE), the world's leading supplier of test equipment, today announced that it has been awarded membership to the FTSE4Good Index Series for the 6th consecutive year. The index has included Advantest as a constituent since March 2004. In 2009, the company was again recognized for its policy of actively responding to social and environmental risks, as seen in its independently developed program to guarantee reliability, and ongoing efforts to lessen the environmental impact of its products. Advantest is honored by its inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series and will continue to seek enhancement of its corporate value through its commitment to sustainable development.
About the FTSE4Good Index Series
The FTSE4Good Index Series is an index offered by the global index company FTSE Group, which is jointly owned by The Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange, and is one of the leading standards used by investors in selecting socially responsible investment (SRI) products. The FTSE4Good Index Series, selects its members by applying strict, globally recognized corporate responsibility criteria to approximately 2,400 listed companies in 24 countries to assess their performance on supply chain labor standards, environmental sustainability, climate change, countering bribery, human rights, and stakeholder relations. As of May 2009, the FTSE4Good Global Index has approximately 670 member companies worldwide, of which Japanese firms represent about 190.
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