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May 28, 2019 Sustainability

Emphasizes Commitment to Sustainable Global Future

TOKYO, Japan – May 28, 2019 – Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) has joined the Global Compact (UNGC), a global initiative of the United Nations, and the Global Compact Network Japan, a local network based in Japan.

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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 the Leading-Edge Technology", 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.

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact

Human Rights

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and

Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

 

Labour

Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;

Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;

Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and

Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

 

Environment

Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;

Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and

Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

 

Anti-Corruption

Principle10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Note: All information supplied in this release is correct at the time of publication, but may be subject to change without warning.