In accordance with our theme of coexistence with nature, Advantest established one of the largest biotopes to be created by a company in Japan, at our Gunma R&D Center in 2001, aiming to bring back to life the traditional rural landscape of the Kanto Plain.
Focusing on ponds, wetlands and streams, we have planted aquatic plants and trees that blend with the surrounding natural environment, aiming to form a network with that environment. It has grown into an ecosystem supporting diverse species of insects, birds and so forth.
The Advantest biotope is used for environmental education, enabling employees to learn about the importance of the global environment, and also as a place for communication with the local community.
* Biotope: The word comes from the German "Biotop", which in turn came from the Greek "bios" (life) and "topos" (place).