ESG Initiatives Basic Policy

The Advantest Group sets long-term goals for environmental challenges and defines relevant KPIs based on the ESG Initiatives Basic Policy (and the Advantest Group’s environmental policies), promoting responsible initiatives in order to address climate change and to help foster a decarbonized society.

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.

Promotion framework

Advantest has newly formed the Sustainable Management Promotion Working Group (WG) for FY2020. Run directly by the Executive Management Committee, this WG consists of the representing executive of each HQ and other members;
the WG serves as a governance system to achieve sustainable management in climate change initiatives, etc. With the assistance of this WG, we formulated the ESG Action Plan, incorporating the key policies and themes related to climate change from each department. After the ESG Action Plan is approved through the deliberations of the Executive Management Committee, each unit takes charge of implementing initiatives. These climate change initiatives are reported on to the Board of Directors for discussion and evaluation twice a year.

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Reporting and Information Disclosure

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.