Advantest Group Health and Safety Policy
Advantest Group recognizes that Health and Safety (H&S) is one of the important aspects of our business operation. This policy is set forth to ensure every Advantest employee's Health and Safety.
1. Health and Safety First
We will make H&S as the first priority for employees in all Advantest operation groups.
2. Compliance with Laws and Regulations
Aim to achieve compliance with legal requirements through good occupational health and safety performance.
3. Regular Review of Health and Safety Compliance
To support this policy, we will provide employees with an annual activity plan which will address every business location's H&S regulations through management support.
4. Education and Training
Ensure that employees receive appropriate training, and are competent to carry out their designated responsibilities.
5. Disclosure of Health and Safety
To raise awareness, we will announce our H&S information to all employees publicly.
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)
Advantest Corporation ISO45001 certification scope
|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|