Advantest has formulated an ESG Action Plan 2021-2023 to aim for the sustainability of the company and humanity through the enhancement of ESG initiatives. Environmental initiatives are managed under the "E (Environment)" category of the ESG Action Plan 2021-2023. Specific targets and indicator settings are based on international standards for climate change countermeasures. The ISO14001 management program is used as the basis for the commitment to our goals. The results are reported to and discussed with the Sustainable Management Promotion Working Group twice a year. The Working Group will then report them to the Executive Management Committee and the Board of Directors in accordance with the ESG Promotion Basic Policy.
For the details of international recommendations based on scientific evidence, please refer to "Approach to Climate Change".
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. The Group has acquired ISO14001:2015 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 ISO14001:2015, 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.
Acquisition of ISO14001 certification
As of April 3, 2023
|Company||(Base)||First acquisition of ISO14001 certification|
|ADVANTEST CORPORATION (Including business affiliates)||Aug. 2000 (Integrated certification)|
|Gunma R&D Center||2002/4|
|Saitama R&D Center||2003/10|
|Kitakyushu R&D Center||2003/3|
|Advantest America, Inc.||2008/10|
|San Jose, U.S.A.|
|Advantest Europe GmbH||2008/4|
|Advantest (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.||2008/6|
|Advantest (M) Sdn. Bhd. (Penang - Malaysia)||2008/9|
|Advantest Korea Co., Ltd.||2008/7|
|Advantest Taiwan Inc.||2006/12|
|Advantest (China) Co., Ltd. (Certification includes the following subsidiaries)||2008/5|
|Advantest (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.|
|Advantest Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.|
Bureau Veritas Certification (copy)
Advantest Corporation ISO14001 certifications scope
As of April 3, 2023
|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, Sendai Laboratory (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 have been striving to build an efficient system by training internal auditors in some sections of the company since 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.