Materialities and the ESG Action Plan


In conjunction with our announcement of our Second Medium-Term Management Plan (MTP2) , which launched in FY2021, we re-evaluated and redefined our materialities under five strategies.
One of Advantest’s materialities is the "Enhance ESG initiatives." In an effort to drive this materiality, we have set out the ESG Initiatives Basic Policy and formulated ESG Action Plan 2021 based on these policies.
In the Sustainability Data Book, we report on our sustainability initiatives based on ESG Action Plan 2021.
For the details of our materialities, please refer to Integrated Annual Report 2021.


ESG Action Plan 2021

ESG Key Issue Person in Charge Objective KPI Target Value
2021 2022 2023 2030
Climate Change
(Scope 1 + 2)
Mihashi Reduce GHG emissions from business activities by 60% by 2030 (vs. FY2018) GHG emissions reduction amount / rate 35% 38% 40% 60%
Raise renewable energy usage to 70% by 2030, Group-wide Coverage rate by Renewable Energy 50% 53% 55% 70%
Tsukakoshi Reduce production times 30% through production process reviews (vs. FY2020) Production time reduction rate for target models 15% 25% 30% (tbd)
Value Chain
(Scope 3)
Tsukakoshi Promote the use of renewable energy by suppliers and contractors Number of suppliers who have introduced renewable energy 10 20 40 (tbd)
Tsukui Reduce CO2-equivalent emissions (basic unit) per test by 50% by 2030 Reduction rate in basic units (vs. FY2018) 20% 50%
Green Products Tsukui Develop products that are free from polluting substances Perfluorocarbon (PFC) refrigerant will no longer be used New methodology in development plan Announce release plan PFC totally eliminated from next-generation models
Resource Recycling Fujita Improve in-house recycling rate by promoting the 3Rs Waste recycling rate JPN: 90%
Other region: 73% or more
JPN: 90%
Other region: 73% or more
Maintain Group-wide water usage at FY2016 levels Water resource usage 288,000 m3/year 288,000 m3/year
Biodiversity Mihashi 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 14 activities planned, 80% implemented 18 activities planned, 80% implemented 20 activities planned, 80% implemented
ESG management at Supply Chain Tsukakoshi Share and solve / mitigate ESG issues (risk management, human rights / occupational safety, environment, fair trade, compliance, etc.) Due diligence implementation rate for major customers 90% 95% 100% 100%
Protection and Respect for Human Rights
Fujita Fair treatment in gender Female manager ratio 9.0% (tbd)
Edification and practice of Human Rights Participation rate of educational training 100% 100%
Work-Life Balance Return-to-work rate after maternity leave (JPN)
Exercise rate of childcare leave by male (JPN)
Tsukakoshi Conflict minerals elimination Elimination of substances (parts) provided by the Red List Smelter 100% 100%
Customer Satisfaction
Employee Engagement
Sakamoto Raise customer satisfaction under New Normal circumstances ranking of VLSIreserach customer satisfaction survey 1st 1st
Keith Hardwick Edification and improvement of attractive corporate culture Score of Gallup survey 3.5 (tbd)
Occupational Safety and Health
Health Management
Fujita Infectious disease countermeasures (e.g. Covid-19) and occupational safety Occupational accident rate (frequency rate) 0 0
Promotion of Health Management to be selected in White 500 (JPN) Do Do
Board Effectiveness Yoshida Update business and management issues to outside directors 3 times / year Do Do
Vitlize discussion through Off-site meeting by board members 2 times / year Do Do
Succession Plan Policy/Process making, planning, updates Do Do
Diversity of board members Outside director (> 40%), must have female members Do Do
Add ESG performance assessment on compensation Start from FY2021 Do Do
Corporate culture and code of conduct
Risk Management
Fujita Work Shop / Training for all employees (The Advantest Way, Law, Regulations, Information securities, etc) Participation rate to e-learning (100%) 100% 100%
Strengthening Internal Cotrol Regulary discuss about Internal Control issues Do Do
Promotion & Support of ESG management
(Sustainable Management Working Group)
Mihashi Support & Report group-wide Policy, Strategy, Plan and implementation Report to Management Council and BoD (once a year) Do Do
Timely and appropriate disclosure (Integrated Annual Report, Sustainability Databook) Issuance every year Do Do