Environmental Management

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Basic Policy

With "the ADVANTEST Way" as the foundation, we aim to achieve sustainable growth and increase our corporate value over the medium and long term by promoting ESG management under our corporate mission.
We will also respect our stakeholders, promote harmony with society, and contribute to the SDGs in order to achieve a sustainable society.
In environmental management, we believe that it is important to mitigate climate change and achieve a low-carbon society; recycle and use resources sustainably; conserve biodiversity; and provide green products.
Under the Advantest Group Environmental Policy, we will work towards environmental conservation and the reduction of environmental impacts and promote global activities for the sustainable development of society.

Advantest Group Environmental Policy

We share our Environmental Policy with all those who engage in the business activities of Advantest Group, and apply it to our entire value chain.
In addition, we disclose our environmental approaches and strive to promote our communication with society.

  • 1.Promoting Environmental Management
    By maintaining our environmental management system, we promote global environmental conservation efforts that achieve a balance between business activities and environmental concerns.
  • 2.Reduction of Customers' Environmental Burden
    We promote energy conservation, improved recyclability, and the elimination of hazardous substances to provide environmentally friendly products and services that contribute to our customers' reduction of their environmental burdens while considering the life cycle of our products from material procurement to waste disposal.
  • 3.Better Workplace Procedures
    We reform work procedures to continually improve our environmental performance by creating environmentally friendly products.
  • 4.Environmental Protection and Sustainable Use of Resources
    By being alert to the environmental impact of our business activities, we strive to protect the environment from measures against climate change to the conservation of biodiversity, as well as sustainable use of resources such as energy and water.
  • 5.Complying with Environmental Laws and Regulations and Preventing Pollution
    Upholding all environmental laws and regulations and voluntary standards, we protect nature and shield our neighbors from environmental pollution and health hazards caused by chemical substances, waste and other contaminations.

Promotional System

The Advantest Group is building a framework to better promote our global environmental initiatives.

Framework to promote environmental management

Framework to promote environmental management

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

Acquisition of ISO14001 certification

As of March 31, 2020

Company (Base) First acquisition of ISO14001 certification
ADVANTEST CORPORATION (Including business affiliates) Aug. 2000 (Integrated certification)
  Head Office 2009/11
Advantest Laboratories Ltd./Sendai Factory 2000/2
Gunma R&D Center 2002/4
Saitama R&D Center 2003/10
Kitakyushu R&D Center 2003/3
Gunma Factory 1998/4
Advantest America, Inc. 2008/10
  San Jose, U.S.A.  
Advantest Europe GmbH 2008/4
  Munich, Germany  
Amerang, Germany  
Boeblingen, Germany  
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)

    Bureau Veritas Certification (copy)

Advantest Corporation ISO14001 certifications scope

As of March 31, 2020

Applicable standards ISO14001:2015
Certification number 4468578
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, Advantest Research Institute, Sendai Factory (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.