Promotion of Occupational Health and Safety

Basic Stance

Advantest delivers safety, security, and comfort to people worldwide through semiconductor test. "Safety, security, and comfort" are also linked to our attitude towards our employees, and equally, we have established the Advantest Group Health and Safety Policy as a management issue to be realized at all business sites.

Promotional System

At Advantest, every year we convene the "Health and Safety Committee Meeting" which decides the health and safety direction and policy for the whole group. The approach to health and safety is based on the main activity themes decided on at this meeting, upon which the health and safety committees at each location set their annual targets and plans.
We also regularly hold health and safety committee secretariat meetings throughout the company, and strengthen each location's health and safety activities through this sharing of information about relevant activities.
Japan’s company-wide Health and Safety Committee is made up of the heads of the Health and Safety Committees at each business location, which are officers and presidents of domestic Group companies. Furthermore, the Health and Safety Committees at each business location are composed mostly of representatives of both the company and union employed at the business location.

Organization of Health and Safety Management (Japan)

ISO45001:2018 Certification obtained at the Gunma Factory

On April 19, 2023, Advantest obtained ISO45001 certification, an international standard for occupational health and safety management systems, at Gunma Factory.

ISO45001 is a global standard for occupational health and safety, established in 2018 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and is a universal framework that defines the establishment and operation of systems to prevent work-related accidents and disasters and to achieve the provision of safe and healthy workplaces.

Advantest will continue its effort to improve our working environment and create a comfortable workplace.

  • Bureau Veritas Certification (copy)

    Bureau Veritas Certification (copy)

Advantest Corporation ISO45001 certification scope

Applicable standards ISO45001:2018
Certification number JP023542
Certification scope Manufacture of semiconductor and component test systems, mechatronics-related products and maintenance services, other related equipment and electronic components, electronic circuit boards
Certifying body Bureau Veritas Certification Holdings SAS
Date of first certification April 19, 2023
Applicable business locations Gunma Factory (including subsidiaries at the site)

Occupational accident rate in Japan (frequency rate*)

* Frequency rate: Number of injuries or deaths due to labor accidents per one million of actual total working hours

* Boundary of data: Advantest Group (Japan)

* From FY2019, the data includes temporary employees.

There have been no fatalities in operations in the last five years.
In addition, the rate of occupational accidents (frequency) was 0.5 for FY2022 when including both domestic and overseas Group companies.

Occupational Health and Safety Education

The Advantest Group regularly conducts occupational health and safety education and strives to build a safe workplace where everyone can work with peace of mind by preventing occupational accidents before they happen and raising awareness about occupational health and safety. E-learning has been incorporated to some areas of Advantest's unique health and safety education. We will strive towards further participation from employees.

Occupational health and safety results achieved in fiscal 2022

Education category Target employees Number of trainees (Total) Hours of education
General education Managers, General employees 10,837 5,510
Specialized education Managers, General employees 1,214 6,008