ESG Initiatives Basic Policy

(1) Basic Policy

  1. In line with the corporate philosophy expressed in the Advantest Way, we believe that taking full consideration of, and implementing concrete actions related to, ESG-related factors is essential for achieving sustainability for both Advantest and society in general. Based on this understanding, we aim for improvement of corporate value over the medium to long term. To fulfill that responsibility, we will strengthen and expand our business while balancing earning power with transparent decision-making and actions, within a framework of respect for stakeholders, consideration for the environment, and harmonious coexistence with society in general. We will also work to contribute to achievement of the SDGs with a view to the sustainability of our global future.

  2. Our basic policy is as follows.

    (1)

    We continuously seek ways to reduce the environmental impact on the planet and our communities where we live, work, and do business.

    (2)

    We fulfill social responsibilities with a presence throughout the world.

    (3)

    We strive to consistently deliver high-quality products and services to our customers.

    (4)

    We appropriately return profits and disclose information to our shareholders and investors.

    (5)

    We treat our employees fairly, and ensures a positive work environment.

    (6)

    We collaborate and cooperates with our suppliers.

    (7)

    We build a fair, efficient, and highly transparent governance system.

(2) Promotional Structure

  1. With the Sustainable Management Promotion Working Group (hereinafter WG) as the secretariat for promotion, the ESG goals and priority measures of the entire group and each Business Unit, Functional Unit, and Regional Unit will be summarized in an ESG Action Plan to support and promote activities for each business year.

  2. The WG will share information on the implementation status of the ESG Action Plan with related company-wide committees such as the Disclosure Committee, Internal Control Committee, and Compliance Committee in a timely and appropriate manner, and will manage the progress of the entire group and perform risk management.

(3) Reporting and Information Disclosure

  1. The WG will report the implementation status of the ESG Action Plan to the Executive Management Committee and the Board of Directors twice a year. And the WG will also endeavor to disclose it to external stakeholders in a timely and appropriate manner through, for example, Integrated Annual Report.