Environmental Contributions

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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.

Number of environmental compliance initiatives

  FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Complaints from stakeholders 0 0 0 0 0
Serious violations of environmental laws 0 0 0 0 0

* Japan only until FY2015. Includes overseas from FY2016.

Environmental Information Disclosure

Environmental Contribution Activities

We endeavor to foster communication with a variety of stakeholders through environmental contribution activities.

Food recycling

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 utilizing 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.

 

 

Food recycling

Food recycling

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. In 2019, Advantest concluded an agreement with the Gunma District Forest Office to use 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 FY2020 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.