Basic Policy on Environmental Information Disclosure
The Advantest Group discloses information on environmental burdens and environmental protection activities by including such information in our reports and website, holding exhibitions, and so forth.
We believe it is important to share environmental information with our stakeholders and to reflect such information in our environmental management in order to continuously grow as a company without compromising our integrity.
We also engage in communication with local communities through various environmental protection activities.
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Environmental Information Disclosure
Environmental Contribution Activities
We endeavor to foster communication with a variety of stakeholders through environmental contribution activities.
Our farm on the premises of
the Gunma R&D Center
Having updated the food composter machines in September 2020, the Gunma R&D Center engages in food recycling by composting kitchen waste from the employee cafeterias of three facilities in Gunma and Saitama prefectures. Processed garbage is converted into compost, which is provided to interested employees free of charge. After the compost matures, it is used to grow vegetables on our farm, which stretches over approximately 2,000m2 of the premises of the Gunma R&D Center. On our farm, employees of Advantest Green grow pesticide-free vegetables throughout the year, and harvested vegetables are used in dishes served at the cafeterias run by Advanfacilities. We also make these vegetables available to our employees to purchase.
Advantest thus promotes employee health while reducing food waste and implementing food recycling in collaboration with affiliated companies.
MSC/ASC Certified Sustainable Seafood Served at Employee Cafeterias
In February 2021, Advantest joined a group which acquired Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) / Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Chain of Custody (CoC) certification for using MSC/ASC sustainable seafood at four of our bases: Advanfacilities Office, Gunma R&D Center, Gunma Factory, and Saitama R&D Center.
Currently, the employee cafeterias at our three offices in Gunma and Saitama regularly offer menus using sustainable seafood, contributing to the sustainability of fishery resources. In fiscal 2022, a total number of 1,462 employees ate sustainable seafood being offered. Being accustomed to sustainable seafood in the employee cafeteria has led our employees to make SDGs-conscious choices, such as purchasing marine products with the MSC / ASC certification label at supermarkets in our daily lives.
An example of a sustainable seafood menu
Forest conservation activity at the national forests of Mt. Akagi "Advantest Reiwa Woods"
Setting up nets
Every year since 2007, Advantest has been conducting forest conservation activities. Advantest has research and development/production bases in Gunma Prefecture and Saitama Prefecture, where water resources withdrawn from the Tone River are used. For this reason, Advantest regularly carries out conservation activities in the national forests of Gunma Prefecture, in which the source of the Tone River is fed, and contributes to the conservation of the water resources of the Tone River.
In 2019, Advantest concluded an agreement with the Gunma District Forest Office to set up an area in Mt. Akagi for conducting its activities and named the area "Advantest Reiwa Woods".
Conservation activities include pruning unnecessary branches with saws to bring in more light into the forest, and installing nets on trees to prevent deer from eating tree barks.
The activities for FY2022 were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Environmental Impact Assessment
Advantest records and assesses the environmental burden on the area surrounding its business establishments, such as office waste water, in accordance with ordinances and pollution control agreements.
In addition, we are managing plants and cultivating biotope at our business establishments while considering biodiversity.