Our Activities in FY2021

ESG Action Plan 2021-2023 Activity Results

Based on discussions at the ESG Global Review Meeting, we have updated our ESG Action Plan to incorporate the Enhancement of Initiatives for Human Rights Issues.

CEO: Chief Executive Officer
CPO: Chief Production Officer
CFO: Chief Financial Officer
CTO: Chief Technology Officer
CHO: Chief Human Capital Officer
CCRO: Chief Customer Relations Officer
Co-CSO: Co-Chief Strategy Officer
We were below our target values due to a decrease in sludge recycling rate at major development bases (caused by temporary changes in sludge treatment methods in local governments)
KPIs are changed according to actual activities
ESG Key Issue Executive in charge*1 Goal KPI 2021
Target Value Results
Climate Change
(Scope 1 + 2)
Co-CSO Reduce GHG emissions from business activities by 60% by 2030 (vs. FY2018) GHG emissions reduction amount/rate 35% 34%
Raise renewable energy usage to 70% by 2030, Group-wide Coverage rate by renewable energy 50% 54%
CPO Reduce production times 30% through production process reviews (vs. FY2020) Production time reduction rate for target models (vs. FY2020) 15% 21%
Value Chain
(Scope 3)
CPO Promote the use of renewable energy by suppliers and contractors Number of suppliers who use renewable energy 10 12
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
Green Products CTO Develop products that are free from polluting substances Total elimination of PFAS in coolant New methodology in development plan
Resource Recycling CFO Improve in-house recycling rate by promoting the 3Rs Waste recycling rate (Japan/overseas) JPN:90%
Other regions:73%or more
Other regions:77%
Maintain Group-wide water usage at FY2016 levels Water resource usage 288,000m3/year 236,405m3/year
Biodiversity Co-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 10 activities planned, 80% implemented 11 activities planned, 73% 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 90% 100%
Diversity, protection, and respect for human rights CHO Fair treatment in gender Female manager ratio 9.0% 9.6%
Edification and practice of human rights Participation rate of educational training 100% 99.5%
Work-life balance Return-to-work rate after maternity leave (JPN) 100% 100%
Exercise rate of childcare leave by males (JPN) 12% 16%
CPO Conflict minerals elimination Percentage of suppliers confirmed to be free of conflict minerals*3 100% 63.4%
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 3.5 3.64
Investing in human resources CFO Maintaining and enhancing occupational safety and health Occupational accident rate (frequency rate) 0 0.35
Promotion of health management To be selected in White 500 (JPN) In Process On Track
CHO Employee capacity building Education and training expenses (100MY) - 3.9
Board effectiveness CEO Provide outside directors with updates on business and management issues 3 times/year In Process On Track
Intensify discussion through Off-site meetings by board members 2 times/year In Process On Track
Succession planning Policy/process making, planning, updates In Process On Track
Diversity of board members Outside directors must include female representation (>40%) In Process On Track
Add ESG performance assessment to compensation Start from FY2021 In Process On Track
Corporate culture and Code of Conduct, compliance, risk management CFO Work Shop/training for all employees (The Advantest Way, Law, Regulations, Information securities, etc.) Participation rate for e-learning (100%) 100% 97.6%
Strengthening Internal Control Regularly discuss internal control issues In Process On Track
Promotion & support of ESG management
(Sustainable Management Working Group)
Co-CSO Support & Report group-wide Policy, Strategy, Plan and implementation Report to Executive Management Committee and BoD (once a year) In Process On Track
Timely and appropriate disclosure (Integrated Annual Report, Sustainability Databook) Issuance every year In Process On Track