Recognition by Rating Agencies
Received "AA" Rating in MSCI ESG Ratings
Advantest received an "AA" rating in the 2023 MSCI ESG Ratings. This constituted an upgrade from the previous "A" rating.
MSCI ESG Ratings aim to comprehensively analyze and measure corporate initiatives for relevant ESG risks and opportunities in the areas of Environment, Social, and Governance. ESG Ratings range on a seven-level scale (AAA, AA, A, BBB, BB, B, and CCC).
* THE USE BY ADVANTEST CORPORATION OF ANY MSCI ESG RESEARCH LLC OR ITS AFFILIATES ("MSCI") DATA, AND THE USE OF MSCI LOGOS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS OR INDEX NAMES HEREIN, DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SPONSORSHIP, ENDORSEMENT, RECOMMENDATION, OR PROMOTION OF ADVANTEST CORPORATION BY MSCI. MSCI SERVICES AND DATA ARE THE PROPERTY OF MSCI OR ITS INFORMATION PROVIDERS, AND ARE PROVIDED ‘AS-IS’ AND WITHOUT WARRANTY. MSCI NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI.
Selected for S&P Sustainability Yearbook 2023
Advantest was selected for inclusion in the S&P Sustainability Yearbook 2023, which recognizes companies with ESG evaluation scores within the top 15% of their industries.
Graded "A-" in the CDP Climate Change Report / Selected as "CDP Supplier Engagement Leader"
Advantest was graded A- in the CDP Climate Change Report 2022.
CDP is an international not-for-profit charity that runs a global disclosure system for investors, companies, nations, regions, and cities to manage their environmental impacts. CDP surveys companies and cities on their environmental protection practices for climate change, water source protection, forest preservation, and so on, and discloses the assessment results to investors.
Advantest has also been selected as a "Supplier Engagement Leader" in CDP’s Supplier Engagement Rating (SER).
CDP's SER recognizes companies that have excelled in addressing climate change throughout their supply chains, and our ratings show that we were highly evaluated for our preemptive efforts in cooperation with our suppliers in addressing issues on climate change.
Inclusion in Investment Indexes
Selected as A Constituent Stock of DJSI Asia Pacific
Advantest was selected as a constituent stock of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asian Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific), which is operated by S&P Dow Jones Indices in the United States. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) are composed of companies selected for their excellent sustainability performance on both general and industry-specific criteria. Since their launch in 1999, the DJSI has been recognized worldwide as an important indicator of corporate sustainability performance.
Selected for FTSE4Good Index Series
Advantest has been selected as a constituent stock of the FTSE4Good Index Series.
Designed by FTSE Russell to measure the performance of companies that demonstrate strong Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices based on diverse relevant criteria, the FTSE4Good Index Series is a major index series used to create and assess sustainable investment funds and other financial products.
Selected as A Constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index
Advantest has been selected as a constituent stock of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index.
The FTSE Blossom Japan Index was designed by FTSE Russell to measure the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate strong ESG practices.
Selected as A Constituent Stock of FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index
Advantest has been selected as a constituent stock of the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index.
The FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index is a performance benchmark created by global index provider, FTSE Russell, which reflects the performance of Japanese large- and mid-cap stocks that demonstrate outstanding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices relative to their respective sectors and is designed to be sector neutral.
Selected as A Constituent Stock of the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
Advantest was selected as a constituent stock of the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index.
The MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index is a weighted index based on the MSCI Japan IMI Index, its parent index, designed to represent the performance of companies that excel in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance relative to the peers, with a target market capitalization of 50% of each Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®) industry sector.
* THE INCLUSION OF ADVANTEST CORPORATION IN ANY MSCI INDEX, AND THE USE OF MSCI LOGOS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS OR INDEX NAMES HEREIN, DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SPONSORSHIP, ENDORSEMENT OR PROMOTION OF ADVANTEST CORPORATION BY MSCI OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES. THE MSCI INDEXES ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF MSCI. MSCI AND THE MSCI INDEX NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI OR ITS AFFILIATES.
Selected as A Constituent Stock of the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
Advantest was selected as a constituent stock of the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index.
The S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index is designed to measure the performance of companies in the TOPIX, a stock price index representative of trends in the Japanese market, while weighting constituent companies on sufficient environmental disclosure and carbon efficiency (carbon emissions per unit of revenue) within the same industry.
Selected to be part of the SOMPO Sustainability Index
Advantest has been selected as a constituent stock of the SOMPO Sustainability Index.
The SOMPO Sustainability Index selects approximately 300 companies each year based on ESG criteria and their equity value. This index was created by SOMPO Asset Management for "SOMPO Sustainable Management," an investment product for pension funds and institutional investors.
Recognition and awards for our activities
Advantest Named THE BEST Supplier of Chip Making Equipment and #1 ATE Supplier for 4th Consecutive Year from TechInsights
In the TechInsights (formerly VLSIresearch) Customer Satisfaction Survey, Advantest captured the No.1 spot of global semiconductor companies for the fourth consecutive year. The company was also named on the 10 BEST Suppliers list of large suppliers of test equipment for the 35th consecutive year.
The TechInsights Customer Satisfaction Survey is the industry's only available opportunity since 1988 to receive feedback from semiconductor manufacturers.
It evaluates and ranks equipment manufacturers based on 14 items in three key factors of customer service, supplier, and equipment performance.
Advantest Receives "White 500" Certification from METI for 4th Consecutive Year
Advantest has been recently recognized under the 2023 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program, which is jointly implemented by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi (Japan Health Council), as one of the organizations in the large enterprise category. At the same time, METI has certified Advantest as one of the "White 500"--the top 500 corporations recognized under the program--for the third consecutive year. This year for the first time, all seven of Advantest’s domestic subsidiaries were certified.
Ever since the formulation of the Declaration of Health and Productivity Management Policy in September 2019, Advantest has been working together with domestic subsidiaries, health insurance unions, and labor unions to encourage employees to get health checkups, improve the adoption rate of specific health guidance, and implement mental health measures. In addition, the company has built up a portfolio of activities that directly affect the health of employees and their families, such as online diet and smoking cessation programs, exercise promotion using health promotion apps, and health literacy education.
Advantest actively promotes support programs for balancing work and private life. We have acquired "Certification level 2 (two stars)" of the "Eruboshi" certification based on the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace in November 2020, and was also granted the "Kurumin" certification based on the "Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children" in February 2021. Followed by the spread of COVID-19, top management sent out the message that employee health should be made a priority, and has been taking thorough measures to prevent the spread of infection including the enhancement of remote work productivity.
Advantest, the Japan Health Insurance Association, and our labor union will continue to work together to promote health management activities so that our employees, who are the company’s greatest asset, can enjoy the best of physical and mental health, have abundant vitality, and maximize their abilities.
Awarded as a "Best employers in the category of "Information Technology and Communication"" (Germany Great Place to Work®)
Advantest Europe GmbH (AEG) has been recognized in the Great Place To Work competition as one of top ten best employers in the category "Information Technology and Communication".
The award is by Great Place to Work®, a global survey institution, to evaluate the workplace culture of companies of various sizes in all industries. The companies are ranked on workplace culture based on credibility, respect, appreciation, team spirit, and unity between the company and its employees.
AEG was also ranked sixth in "Bavaria's Best Employer" (Bavaria: AEG Headquarters = Munich and Amerang Offices).
Advantest (China) Co., Ltd. Wins the "2022 Continuous Learning Organization" Award
Advantest (China) Co., Ltd. (ATC) won the "2022 Continuous Learning Organization" by China Training Magazine, a leading Chinese training magazine, and Geekbang corporation, a Chinese leading software e-learning provider, chosen among more than 10,000 global users of Geekbang. We are proud to receive this award after we won the "2021 Best Operation Learning Team" last year.
ATC launched an online learning program called "Geek Time" in 2021, in collaboration with Geekbang. "Geek Time" enables learners to sharpen their software skills and thinking skills through blended learning approach, which consists of online learning and face-to-face discussion. The program has been highly rated by the learners due to its cost-effectiveness and great feedback in the learning process. Besides online self-learning, Geek Time has various features to assist users in learning effectively; quarterly-based learning activities, Friday Geek's Talk (online group discussion), quarterly newsletter, best practice sharing, learners' recommendation, etc.
Geek Time has been successfully supporting learners through its volunteer-based program and great learning path. Being a volunteer-based program, it helps learners to keep themselves self-motivated and committed and also empowers them to learn beyond their work scope. Also, Geek Time is designed so that learners can access to high-quality courses from different categories and levels, which fills the gap of technical learning map.
In last two years, the program attracted more than 260 learners and the completion rate was as high as 98%.
We are proud to provide an effective and practical program and are committed to keep improving this long-lasting learning journey.