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Communication with Stakeholders

Communication with Stakeholders

Basic Concept

Anritsu establishes partnerships by proactively disclosing information and dialoguing with stakeholders throughout its business activities.

Communication with Stakeholders

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Customers

We participate in trade shows in order to introduce Anritsu products to our customers and many other stakeholders.

●Mobile World Congress 2017

We participated in Mobile World Congress 2017, one of the world’s largest trade shows for mobile communications technology, which was held in February 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

The event attracted 108,000 visitors from 208 countries, far more than the 101,000 visitors from 204 countries who came in 2016, and as many as 2,300 exhibitors took part. This year’s theme was “The Next Element.” Anritsu introduced solutions under the slogan, “Measure – Monitor – Monetize,” with a focus on LTE-A Pro/5G, IoT/M2M, construction, maintenance and monitoring of networks.

We will continue contributing to the development of mobile broadband services by remaining the first to provide the most advanced technologies.

Mobile World Congress 2017
Mobile World Congress 2017


Shareholders and Investors

We are proactively disclosing information and encouraging interactive communication to build relationships of trust with shareholders and investors and applying their feedback to improve our business and IR activities.

●Disclosure Policy

Anritsu is committed to proactively disclosing accurate information to stakeholders in a manner that is sincere and fair and in compliance with the related laws.

●Action policy

  1. Anritsu will disclose accurate information
    • in clear and plain speech
    • actively and promptly; and
    • broadly with and equally.
  2. Anritsu will place a strict control on information management and strive to prevent insider trading.

●System for Investor Relations Activities

Anritsu seeks to obtain an appropriate assessment of its corporate value through communication with shareholders and investors while striving to achieve higher shareholder satisfaction by enhancing corporate value and delivering returns to shareholders. To this end, we carry out IR activities under the leadership of the IR Department. Comments by shareholders and investors are shared with our Management Strategic Conference and the Information Disclosure Committee, which includes members of management, to be used for improving information disclosure and business activities.

●Recognition by External Organizations

Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking
The ranking is produced by Channel NewsAsia, a leading English-language media group based in Singapore; Sustainalytics, an ESG assessment institution; and CSR Asia. The list represents the top 100 sustainable companies chosen from over 1,200 companies in Asia, based on a broad perspective on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Anritsu ranked 42nd.

Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI)
Anritsu is a component of the Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI), a stock index of 150 listed companies chosen by Morningstar Japan K.K. for their outstanding social credentials.

SNAM Sustainability Index
Anritsu is a component of the SNAM Sustainability Index, a responsible investment product specifically targeting pension funds and institutional investors with a broad investment portfolio of companies highly recognized from an ESG standpoint. The index is intended to assist long-term investors in building up assets by evaluating corporate value from a long-term perspective.


Business Partners

Strengthening relationships of trust with business partners is vital to achieving mutual growth. We value forging even stronger partnerships with involvement of our business partners as well as meeting society’s expectations and needs through the operations of the entire supply chain.

●Business Partner Gathering

On January 18, 2017 we hosted a business partner gathering that drew 292 representatives of 151 Anritsu business partners including overseas companies. We presented our strategies and business development plans under the theme of 5G/IoT toward becoming a global market leader. We called for an even stronger partnership to expand our value chain through collaboration and co-creation under our global procurement system. Our most valued business partners in terms of quality, delivery and pricing were awarded with a certificate of gratitude, a plaque and an extra prize.

Business Partner Gathering
Business Partner Gathering


NGOs and NPOs

Although six years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, many issues stand in the way of reconstructing the affected regions and require additional assistance. In the hope of supporting Fukushima Prefecture, where Tohoku Anritsu Co., Ltd. is also located, Anritsu conducted a campaign in which employees volunteered to collect donations from December 20, 2016 to January 20, 2017. The funds collected were donated to the Japan Platform (JPF), a registered nonprofit organization. JPF uses the money to subsidize support activities for those affected in Fukushima, conducted by organizations screened and approved by the JPF.

We will continue to contribute to society through collaborations with international NGOs and NPOs.


Employees

●Photo Exhibition of the Great East Japan Earthquake

The Anritsu Group also felt the impact of the disaster through damage to Tohoku Anritsu Co., Ltd. and the Koriyama Business Office of Anritsu Corporation. And yet we become forgetful with each passing year. To look back on those early days and prevent our memories from fading, we followed up on the exhibition held in March 2016 at our global headquarters building with a photo exhibiting at the Koriyama Business Office of Tohoku Anritsu in April 2016.

The exhibition was composed of photographs taken by Masayoshi Tokita, a photojournalist and former Anritsu employee, and in-house records compiled for the company newsletter. It also included an exhibit organized by Tohoku Anritsu and exhibits based on the theme of “risk response at home,” which explained how to prepare for an earthquake and other disasters and keep safe, as well as for breakdowns in lifelines and evacuation.

Photo Exhibition of the Great East Japan Earthquake
Photo Exhibition in Koriyama