Through its business activities, the Advantest Group contributes to the sustainable development of society.
We also strive for environmental protection such as measures against climate change and conservation of biodiversity as well as use renewable resources such as energy and water resources to actively perform the environmental conservation activities below together with all our employees as an enterprise that is trusted by society.
Advantest Group Environmental Policy
- Promoting Environmental Management
By maintaining our environmental management system, we promote global environmental conservation efforts that achieve a balance between business activities and environmental concerns.
- Reduction of Customers' Environmental Burden
We promote energy conservation, improved recyclability, and the elimination of hazardous substances to provide environmentally friendly products and services that contribute to our customers' reduction of their environmental burdens while considering the life cycle of our products from materials procurement to waste disposal.
- Better Workplace Procedures
We reform work procedures to continually improve our environmental performance by creating environmentally friendly products.
- Environmental Protection and Sustainable Use of Resources
By being alert to the environmental impact of our business activities, we strive to protect the environment from measures against climate change to the conservation of biodiversity, as well as sustainable use of resources such as energy and water.
- Complying with Environmental Laws and Regulations and Preventing Pollution
Upholding all environmental laws and regulations and voluntary standards, we protect nature and shield our neighbors from environmental pollution and health hazards caused by chemical substances, waste and other contaminations.
Updated April 1, 2017
The Advantest Group is building a framework to better promote our global environmental initiatives.
Framework to promote environmental management
Acquisition of ISO14001 Certification
The Advantest Group has acquired the integrated ISO14001 certification for its offices, as well as its research, development, and production facilities in Japan. In addition, the Group has acquired ISO14001 certification for its environmental management system, which is based on relevant laws and regulations in each country where it operates. Under the uniform standards provided by ISO14001, we are promoting initiatives to reduce energy use, control waste generation, develop and provide environmentally friendly products (green products), and reduce the environmental impact of our business activities.
The migration to ISO14001: 2015 was completed in all bases worldwide in March 2018.
Acquisition of ISO14001 certification
|Company||(Base)||First acquisition of ISO14001 certification|
|ADVANTEST CORPORATION (Including business affiliates)||Aug. 2000 (Integrated certification)|
|Head Office||(Nov. 2009)|
|Advantest Laboratories Ltd./Sendai Factory||(Feb. 2000)|
|Gunma R&D Center||(Apr. 2002)|
|Saitama R&D Center||(Oct. 2003)|
|Kitakyushu R&D Center||(Mar. 2003)|
|Gunma Factory||(Apr. 1998)|
|Advantest America, Inc.||Oct. 2008|
|San Jose, U.S.A.|
|Advantest Europe GmbH||Apr. 2008|
|Advantest (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.||Jun. 2008|
|Advantest (M) Sdn. Bhd. (Penang - Malaysia)||Sep. 2008|
|Advantest Korea Co., Ltd.||Jul. 2008|
|Advantest Taiwan Inc.||Dec. 2006|
|Advantest (China) Co., Ltd. (Certification includes the following subsidiaries)||May 2008|
|Advantest (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.|
|Advantest Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.|
Bureau Veritas Certification (copy)
|Applicable standards||ISO14001: 2015|
|Certification scope||Research, development, design, manufacture and services of semiconductor and component test systems and mechatronics systems|
|Certifying body||Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS|
|Date of first certification||December 8, 2000 |
(Acquisition of ISO14001:1996 certification at the Gunma Factory on April 21, 1998)
|Date of integrated certification||Integrated as Advantest Group as of December 8, 2000.|
|Applicable business locations||Gunma R&D Center, Head Office, Saitama R&D Center, Gunma Factory, Kitakyushu R&D Center, Advantest Research Institute, Sendai Factory (Including each business affiliate)|
Implementation of Internal Environmental Audits
The Advantest Group is always implementing regular internal audits on environmental burden reduction activities at each business location in order to confirm internal and external compliance with the operation of the environmental management system (EMS). We are striving to build an efficient system by training internal auditors in some sections of the company in fiscal 2018. Corrective measures are being executed for all items toward any issues raised by regular internal audits and no serious defects were found in the operation of the environmental management system. In the future, we will continue to make ongoing efforts to improve our environmental management system, and will focus on improving our environmental performance.