Environmental Data

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Advantest keeps tabs on the company's annual environmental load and discloses the data.

Material Flow (FY2020)

Advantest Material Flow

* The FY2020 figures marked with the symbol are assured by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd.

Environmental Load Data

Boundary of Data

Item Boundary Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Boundary of data Japan Base 8 8 8 7 7
Overseas Base 9 9 9 9 9

* Values for "Japan" include affiliated companies within the sites of business bases. Values for "Overseas" are of major affiliated companies.

* From FY2019, energy consumption and CO2 emissions for Advantest Test Solutions, Inc. and Essai, Inc. have also been included.

* Advantest Philippines, Inc. and Advantest (Thailand) Ltd. have been excluded due to the small size of their offices, and calculations have been conducted once more retroactively.

Energy Consumption and Power Generation

Item Boundary Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Energy consumption Japan MWh 40,514 42,827 45,338 42,903 44,609
Overseas MWh 46,594 47,767 55,159 61,141 63,507
Total MWh 87,109 90,594 100,497 104,044 108,116
Electricity consumption
(Quantity purchased + Quantity of in-house power generation)
Japan MWh 32,209 34,771 37,361 37,334 40,038
Overseas MWh 35,417 36,430 39,932 44,726 50,620
Total MWh 67,627 71,201 77,294 82,059 90,658
Gas consumption Japan m3 350,473 331,076 316,752 131,864 21,773
Overseas m3 887,419 897,425 1,224,000 1,322,043 1,044,524
Total m3 1,237,892 1,228,501 1,540,751 1,453,906 1,066,296
Heavy oil consumption Japan kl 263 268 277 263 312
Overseas kl 42 45 40 41 24
Total kl 304 313 317 304 337
Gasoline consumption Japan kl 55 47 46 53 43
Overseas kl 0 0 0 0 0
Total kl 55 47 46 53 43
Diesel fuel consumption Japan kl 10 11 13 12 9
Overseas kl 0 0 0 0 0
Total kl 10 11 13 12 9
Renewable power purchased Japan MWh 0 0 0 0 8,327
Overseas MWh 0 0 0 0 0
Total MWh 0 0 0 0 8,327
Amount of Tradable Green Certificate purchases Japan MWh 0 0 0 0 0
Overseas MWh 8,941 9,200 9,200 23,072 31,629
Total MWh 8,941 9,200 9,200 23,072 31,629
Total quantity of renewable power * Japan MWh 0 0 0 0 8,327
Overseas MWh 8,941 9,200 9,200 23,072 31,629
Total MWh 8,941 9,200 9,200 23,072 39,956
Renewable Power Percentage Japan % 0 0 0 0 20.8
Overseas % 25.2 25.3 23.0 51.6 62.5
Total % 13.2 12.9 11.9 28.1 44.1
Power generation of solar power generation systems
(Electricity sold)
Japan MWh 0 0 0 0 0
Overseas MWh 1,493 1,494 525 0 0
Total MWh 1,493 1,494 525 0 0

* Values for the total quantity of renewable power are a tally of renewable power purchased and amount of tradable green certificate purchases.

* The FY2020 figures marked with the symbol are assured by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd.

GHG Emissions

Item Boundary Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Scope1 + Scope2
(* Scope 2 refers to the market based)
Japan 1,000t-CO2e 18.21 18.88 19.68 19.14 16.25
Overseas 1,000t-CO2e 16.05 16.26 18.45 14.71 11.93
Total 1,000t-CO2e 34.25 35.14 38.13 33.85 28.18
Scope1 *1 Japan 1,000t-CO2e 1.75 1.71 1.86 1.44 1.43
Overseas 1,000t-CO2e 2.08 2.12 2.83 3.04 2.39
Total 1,000t-CO2e 3.84 3.83 4.68 4.48 3.81
Scope2
(Location-based)
Japan 1,000t-CO2e 18.91 17.80 18.68 18.22 18.82
Overseas *2 1,000t-CO2e 18.31 18.34 19.61 21.33 18.91
Total 1,000t-CO2e 37.21 36.14 38.29 39.54 37.73
Scope2
(Market-based)
Japan 1,000t-CO2e 16.45 17.17 17.82 17.70 14.83
Overseas *2 1,000t-CO2e 13.96 14.14 15.62 11.67 9.54
Total 1,000t-CO2e 30.42 31.31 33.45 29.37 24.37
Scope3 Category1 1,000t-CO2e     489.53 400.46 482.02
Category2 1,000t-CO2e     15.19 22.73 31.55
Category3 1,000t-CO2e     3.58 3.71 6.94
Category4 1,000t-CO2e     6.20 5.27 6.88
Category5 1,000t-CO2e     0.18 0.15 0.16
Category6 1,000t-CO2e     0.64 0.72 0.75
Category7 1,000t-CO2e     1.84 2.04 1.81
Category8 1,000t-CO2e     0.40 0.39 0.26
Category9 1,000t-CO2e     0.55 0.33 1.01
Category10 1,000t-CO2e N/A
Category11 1,000t-CO2e     1,175.02 855.01 1,151.98
Category12 1,000t-CO2e     0.04 0.04 0.05
Category13 1,000t-CO2e N/A
Category14 1,000t-CO2e N/A
Category15 1,000t-CO2e N/A
Total 1,000t-CO2e     1,693.16 1,290.84 1,683.41
Total emissions *3 Total emissions 1,000t-CO2e     1,731.30 1,324.69 1,711.59

* Some items have been retroactively corrected according to past data by updating the emission factors.

* The FY2020 figures marked with the symbol are assured by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd.

*1: From FY2018 onward, GHG emissions (PFCs and SF6), excluding those from energy sources, are included in the calculations.

*2: Up to FY2019, Scope 2 emissions, both by the market- and location-based methods, were calculated according to country-specific factors in "IEA Emission Factors," published by the International Energy Agency (IEA). However, to reflect the actual situation in each region, emissions for some regions have been calculated using emissions factors announced by power companies or those disclosed by authorities in each country since FY2020. When calculated with the conventional method, the market-based Scope 2 emissions in FY2020 are 10.57 thousand t-CO2e and the location-based Scope 2 emissions are 23.38 thousand t-CO2e.

*3: Total emissions, including Scope 3, have been calculated from FY2018 onward. The quantity of total emissions is calculated with Scope 2 as the market-based method.

* Referenced guidelines, electricity and fuel CO2 emissions factors, and heat conversion coefficient

  • Ministry of the Environment, "Basic Guidelines on Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions throughout the Supply Chain"
  • Ministry of the Environment, List of calculation methods and emission factors for calculating, reporting, and disclosure systems of Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
  • CO2 emission factors for overseas power consumption: Based on the emission factors announced by each electric company and government authorities of each country as well as those by country announced in IEA Emission Factors 2020, which was issued by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

* Scope of calculations (Scope) of GHG emissions

  • Scope 1: Direct GHG emissions by businesses themselves (fuel combustion, industrial processes)
  • Scope 2: Indirect emissions due to use of electricity or heat/steam supplied by other companies
  • Scope 3: Other indirect emissions, excluding those of Scopes 1 and 2 (emissions of other companies related to business activities)

 

Item GHG Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
GHG emissions, excluding those from energy sources PFCs t-CO2e 268.28 47.15 9.04 5.94 9.54
SF6 t-CO2e 671.23 291.84 146.49 170.72 304.27
Total t-CO2e 939.51 338.99 155.53 176.65 313.80

* The FY2020 figures marked with the symbol are assured by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd.

Water use

Item Boundary Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Water use Japan m3 225,917 181,758 178,897 174,146 166,075
Drinking water m3 52,735 53,596 59,601 58,073 58,722
Ultra pure water
(including in the total amount of drinking water)
m3 1,282 1,191 1,639 1,754 1,540
Industrial water m3 173,182 128,162 119,296 116,073 107,353
Groundwater m3 0 0 0 0 0
Overseas m3 61,859 66,987 101,429 86,692 84,196
Total m3 287,776 248,746 280,325 260,838 250,271
Drainage amount Japan m3 53,787 54,324 59,927 62,001 58,389
Drainage to sewage m3 15,745 15,993 17,611 16,894 17,258
Drainage to public waters m3 38,042 38,331 42,316 45,107 41,131
Overseas m3 61,859 66,987 101,429 86,692 84,196
Total m3 115,501 121,311 160,960 148,693 142,585

* The FY2020 figures marked with the symbol are assured by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd.

* Overseas drainage amount has been calculated with the same values as the water use.

* Advantest Philippines, Inc. and Advantest (Thailand) Ltd. have been excluded due to the small size of their offices, and calculations have been conducted once more retroactively.

Amount of waste emissions

Item Boundary Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Amount of waste generated Japan t 911 1,008 1,088 1,011 1,005
Overseas t 155 193 233 232 280
Total t 1,066 1,201 1,321 1,243 1,285
Amount of hazardous waste generated Japan t 8 6 10 12 11
Overseas t 0 0 0 0 18
Total t 8 6 10 12 29
Amount of waste recycled Japan t 557 633 694 618 634
Overseas t 107 118 138 158 202
Total t 664 751 832 775 837
Recycling rate Japan % 61.1 62.8 63.8 61.1 63.1
Overseas % 69.0 61.1 59.3 67.9 72.3
Total % 62.2 62.5 63.0 62.4 65.1

* The FY2020 figures marked with the symbol are assured by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd.

* Up to FY2019, the amount of waste generated and the amount of waste recycled in Japan were calculated excluding valuable materials. We have included the amount of valuable materials from FY2020, and have recalculated and restated the past figures including valuable materials.

* We found, through an inquiry to a waste disposal contractor, that some generated waste which had been allocated to the recycled quantity was not in fact recycled. We have recalculated and restated the past figures accordingly.

Number of cases that exceeded air and water quality standard values

Item Boundary Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Emissions to the atmosphere Japan Cases 0 0 0 0 0
Emissions to bodies of water Japan Cases 0 0 0 0 0

Amount of air and water pollutants emitted

Item Boundary Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Emissions to the atmosphere NOx Japan kg 683 909 701 322 392
Emissions to the atmosphere SOx Japan kg 431 663 450 224 302
Emissions to the atmosphere Soot and smoke Japan kg 8 9 8 10 26
Emissions to bodies of water (BOD) Japan kg 132 234 201 264 176
Emissions to bodies of water (COD) Japan kg 149 160 173 220 215

PRTR data

Item Boundary Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
PRTR substances released Japan t 0.20 0.31 0.46 0.19 0.08
PRTR substances transferred Japan t 0.37 0.31 0.35 0.22 0.20

* Calculations include applicable substances whose annual use is less than the reported amount under the PRTR Law.

* The FY2020 figures marked with the symbol are assured by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd.

VOC data

Item Boundary Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Amount of VOCs used Japan t 3.07 2.75 2.75 2.75 2.58

* Applicable targets for calculation are substances subject to VOC surveys at Four Electrical and Electronic Industry Associations.

* The FY2020 figure marked with the symbol is assured by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd.

Environmental complaints

Item Boundary Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Complaints from stakeholders Advantest Group Cases 0 0 0 0 0
Major violations of environmental laws and regulations Cases 0 0 0 0 0

Participation in general environmental education

Item Boundary Target (Persons) Participants (Persons) Participation ratio (%)
Participation in general environmental education Japan 2,681 2,681 100.0
Overseas 2,728 2,682 98.3
Total 5,409 5,363 99.1

Environmental accounting

Japan

Targets: Seven bases in Japan (including consolidated subsidiaries), data collection period: April 2020 to March 2021

Unit: Mil. yen

Cost classification Main initiatives Environmental
capital investment
Cost
FY2020 FY2020
Environmental
conservation costs
1) Cost within the business area      
 (1) Pollution control costs Installation/repair of pollution prevention facilities, environmental measurement, and maintenance/inspection 0 58
 (2) Global environmental conservation costs Installation of energy-saving equipment/facilities 437 142
 (3) Resource recycling costs Waste processing/recycling and construction of water supply facilities 7 31
2) Upstream/downstream costs Green procurement/purchasing and introduction/development of recycled packaging materials 0 4
3) Costs of management activities Operation of environmental management systems, biotopes, and disclosure of environmental information 7 171
4) R&D costs R&D of environmentally friendly products and manufacturing technologies 0 42,703
5) Social activity costs Greening activities in surrounding areas 0 5
6) Environmental damage costs Fines/lawsuits related to environmental remediation and conservation 0 0
Total   451 43,114
Effect classification Main initiatives FY2020
Environmental
conservation effects
1) Economic impact   Economic benefits
 (1) Reduction of energy usage fees Reduction of energy usage fees by incorporating energy-saving equipment/facilities and energy-saving initiatives 2.61
 (2) Gain from recycling sales Gain from the sale of valuables (metal scrap, etc.) 24.58

 (3) Decrease in treatment costs due to waste reduction

Decrease in waste liquid treatment costs due to wastewater processing facilities, etc. 1.57
Total   28.76
2) Quantitative effects   Amount reduced/
effectively used
(1) Reduction of electricity consumption Reduced electricity consumption due to the installation of energy-saving equipment/facilities and operational adjustments Facilities: 145 (MWh)
(2) Reduction of energy consumption Reduced energy consumption due to the installation of energy-saving equipment/facilities and operational adjustments Facilities: 145 (MWh)
(3) Reduction of CO2 emissions Reduced CO2 emissions due to the installation of energy-saving equipment/facilities and operational adjustments Facilities: 68.15 (t-CO2)
(4) Effective utilization of resources Amount of recycled metal scrap, office paper, and waste plastics, etc. 634(t)
(5) Effective waste utilization ratio Ratio of recycling versus total emissions of waste produced at business sites 63(%)

Overseas

Target: Nine overseas consolidated subsidiaries, data collection period: April 2020 to March 2021

Unit: Mil. yen

Cost classification Main initiatives Fees
FY2020
Environmental
conservation costs
Global environmental conservation costs Installation of energy-saving equipment/facilities and improvement of facilities, etc. 4.82
Resource recycling costs Waste processing costs, etc. 13.81
Costs of management activities Operation of environmental management systems, fees for environment-related seminars, etc. 4.77

Social activity costs

Greening activities in surrounding areas, donations to social organizations, etc. 30.38
Total   53.78
Effect classification Main initiatives Economic benefits
FY2020
Environmental
conservation effects
1) Economic impact    
 (1) Reduction of electricity usage fees Reduction of electricity usage fees by incorporating energy-saving equipment/facilities 32.11
 (2) Gain from recycling sales Gain from the sale of valuables 0.19
2) Quantitative effects    
 (1) Reduction of electricity usage fees Reduction of electricity usage fees by incorporating energy-saving equipment/facilities 2.14 (MWh)
 (2) Reduction of CO2 emissions Reduced CO2 emissions due to the installation of energy-saving equipment/facilities 0.83 (t-CO2)