Environmental Initiatives

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

  FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Complaints from stakeholders 0 0 0 0 0
Serious violations of environmental laws 0 0 0 0 0

* Aggregation scope: Advantest Group

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

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 2021, a total number of over 1,000 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.

  • Sustainable Seafood

    An example of a sustainable seafood menu

  • ASC-C-02276

    ASC-C-02276-075

    MSC-C-57334

    MSC-C-57334-075

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 FY2021 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.