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ESG Action Plan 2021-2023 Activity Results

Group CEO: Group Chief Executive Officer
CCRO: Chief Customer Relations Officer
CHO: Chief Human Capital Officer
CPO: Chief Production Officer
CSO: Chief Strategy Officer
CTO: Chief Technology Officer
Set target values based on investigation of future major suppliers
ESG Key Issue Executive in charge*1 Goal KPI 2022
Target Value Results
Climate Change
(Scope 1 + 2)
CSO Reduce GHG emissions from business activities by 60% by 2030 (vs. FY2018) GHG emissions reduction amount/rate 38% 46%
Raise renewable energy usage to 70% by 2030, Group-wide Coverage rate by renewable energy 53% 63%
CPO Reduce production times 30% through production process reviews (vs. FY2020) Production time reduction rate for target models (vs. FY2020) 25% 37%
Value Chain
(Scope 3)
CPO Promote the use of renewable energy by suppliers and contractors Number of suppliers who use renewable energy 20 22
CTO Reduce CO2-equivalent emissions (basic unit) per test by 50% by 2030 Reduction rate in basic units (vs. FY2018) Set basic unit calculation definition Defined basic unit calculation definition
Green Products CTO Develop products that are free from polluting substances Total elimination of PFAS in coolant New methodology in development plan Determined new methodology in development plan
Resource Recycling CHO Improve in-house recycling rate by promoting the 3Rs Waste recycling rate (Japan/overseas) JPN:90%
Other regions:73%or more
Other regions:74%
Maintain Group-wide water usage at FY2016 levels Water resource usage 288,000m3/year 242,129m3/year
Biodiversity CSO Promote nature conservation activities
(protection of endangered species in biotope, tree planting, beach clean-up, etc.)
Planning and implementation rate of nature conservation activities 14 activities planned, 80% implemented 14 activities planned, 100% implemented
ESG management at Supply Chain CPO Share and solve/mitigate ESG issues (risk management, human rights/occupational safety, environment, fair trade, compliance, etc.) Due diligence implementation rate for major suppliers 95% 100%
Diversity, protection, and respect for human rights CHO Fair treatment in gender Female manager ratio 10.0% 9.0%
Edification and practice of human rights Participation rate of educational training 100% 84%
Work-life balance Return-to-work rate after maternity leave (JPN) 100% 94%
Exercise rate of childcare leave by males (JPN) 20% 21%
CPO Conflict minerals elimination Percentage of suppliers confirmed to be free of conflict minerals*2 100% 65%
Customer satisfaction, employee engagement CCRO Raise customer satisfaction under New Normal circumstances Ranking of TechInsights customer satisfaction survey 1st 1st
CHO Edification and improvement of attractive corporate culture Score of Gallup survey No target value since the survey has not been conducted No results since the survey has not been conducted
Investing in human resources CHO Maintaining and enhancing occupational safety and health Occupational accident rate (frequency rate) 0 0.47
Promotion of health management To be selected in White 500 (JPN) Selection Selected
Employee capacity building Education and training expenses (100MY) 5.0 4.8
Board effectiveness Group CEO Provide outside directors with updates on business and management issues 3 times/year 3 times/year Implemented 3 times/year
Intensify discussion through Off-site meetings by board members 2 times/year 2 times/year Implemented 2 times/year
Succession planning Policy/process making, planning, updates Discussion by the Nomination and Compensation Committee and report to the Board of Directors Continued discussion by the Nomination and Compensation Committee and reports submitted to the Board of Directors
Diversity of board members Outside directors must include female representation (>40%) Outside directors must include at least 1 female representation (>40%) Outside directors compose 56%, out of which 2 are female
Add ESG performance assessment to compensation Start from FY2021 Introduction of executive compensation system linked to ESG indicators Introduced
Corporate culture and Code of Conduct, compliance, risk management CHO Work Shop/training for all employees (The Advantest Way, Law, Regulations, Information securities, etc.) Participation rate for e-learning (100%) 100% 92%
CCO Strengthening Internal Control Regularly discuss internal control issues Regular discussion Implemented 2 times/year
Promotion & support of ESG management
(Sustainable Management Working Group)
CSO Support & Report group-wide Policy, Strategy, Plan and implementation Report to Executive Management Committee and BoD (once a year) 2 times/year Implemented 2 times/year
Timely and appropriate disclosure (Integrated Annual Report, Sustainability Databook) Issuance every year Publication of Integrated Annual Report, Sustainability Data Book, etc. Published