Thus far, Advantest has implemented various initiatives for employee health and productivity, including measures on lifestyle disease prevention, mental health, and abstinence from smoking. To further promote these initiatives, we have decided to incorporate Health and Productivity Management, and in September 2019, we formulated a Declaration of HPM Policy.
Since establishing the Declaration of HPM Policy, Advantest, our domestic Group companies, the health insurance association, and labor union have come together to promote health check-ups, boost the implementation rate of specified health guidance, and introduce a health portal site, along with various other activities that directly affect employee health. These activities include online dieting/smoking cessation programs, health/exercise seminars, and health literacy training.
We have also actively made efforts to encourage work-life balance. In November 2020, Advantest obtained the "Eruboshi" certification based on the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, and in February 2021, we obtained the "Kurumin" certification mark based on the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children. Advanfacilities Co., Ltd. obtained the "Platinum Kurumin" certification in 2019, and is currently making efforts to obtain the "Eruboshi" certification.
Furthermore, we have taken thorough measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, such as issuing notifications from top-level management to prioritize health, and thorough implementation of remote working. As a result of these efforts, Advantest acquired the "White 500" certification under "Excellent Health and Productivity Management Corporation 2021" as one of the top 500 companies recognized by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi.