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Basic Policy

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.

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Advantest Group Environmental Policy

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Better Workplace Procedures
    We reform work procedures to continually improve our environmental performance by creating environmentally friendly products.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

Promotional System

The Advantest Group is building a framework to better promote our global environmental initiatives.

Framework to promote environmental management
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
Acquisition of ISO14001 certification

As of March 31, 2019

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
  Munich, Germany  
Amerang, Germany  
Boeblingen, Germany  
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)

Advantest Corporation ISO14001 certifications scope

As of March 31, 2019

Applicable standards ISO14001: 2015
Certification number 3640963
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.