TOKYO, Japan – July 12, 2018 – Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) has been selected for the second consecutive year as a member of the SNAM Sustainability Index compiled by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management (SNAM). The SNAM Sustainability Index is based on a combination of ESG (environmental, social, governance) assessments and stock valuation.
SNAM reviews the constituent stocks of the index every year, and uses it for "SNAM Sustainable Operation," a medium-to long-term investment strategy that is intended not to be affected by market price fluctuations.
Advantest has been committed to environmental conservation activities for many years. The company actively promotes energy-saving, resource-saving, and easily recyclable products, and purchases electricity generated by wind power.
Advantest's biotope at its Gunma R&D Center (total area 17,000 m²) is a space where the company supports biodiversity in harmony with nature. It is valued by experts and local residents.
Advantest is honored by this recognition of its sustainability strategies, and further commits to respect stakeholders as it strives to ensure that its business activities benefit society while improving sustainable development and corporate value.