Our policy regarding COVID-19

1st June 2021

 

To all our Customers, Partners and Suppliers

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of our company.

 

In line with the government's decision to extend the declaration of a state of emergency, we will continue the measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus that we have been implementing since last month until June 20.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we would like to ask you to reconsider your schedule or switch to a remote meeting if you are planning to visit our office until June 20.

 

Thank you for your kind understanding and cooperation.

Advanet Inc.

 

17 May 2021

 

To all our Customers, Partners and Suppliers

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of our company.

 

In response to the government's declaration of a state of emergency in Okayama Prefecture, we are implementing the following measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus from May 18 to May 31.

(1) At the Okayama Head Office and Factory, partial telecommuting and adjustment of work hours will be implemented from May 18.

(2) The Tokyo Branch Office has been implementing partial telecommuting and adjusting work hours, but due to the extension of the emergency declaration to Tokyo, the aforementioned measures will be continued until May 31.

(3) We have instructed employees who come to work to continue to wash their hands, disinfect common areas daily, and ventilate regularly.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to those of you who are scheduled to visit us during the period up to May 31, but we would like to ask you to reconsider your schedule or switch to a remote meeting.

 

Thank you for your kind understanding and cooperation.

Advanet Inc.

 

April 26, 2021

 

To all our Customers, Partners and Suppliers

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of our company.

 

In response to the government's declaration of a state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka, and several other prefectures, we are taking the following measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
(1) Our Tokyo Branch Office has been implementing partial telecommuting and adjusting work hours, but with the declaration of an emergency situation in Tokyo, we will further strengthen telecommuting until May 11.

(2) Business will continue as usual at the Okayama head office and plant. We have instructed our employees to wash their hands frequently, disinfect common areas daily, and ventilate regularly, but we have instructed them to take these measures more thoroughly.

 

We apologize for the inconvenience to those of you who are scheduled to visit us during the period up to May 11, but we would like to ask you to reconsider the schedule of your visit or switch to a remote conference unless you have an urgent requirement.

 

Thank you for your kind understanding and cooperation.

 

Advanet Inc.

 

January 5, 2021

 

Dear Customer

 

I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year.

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for your special patronage during the past year. We look forward to your continued patronage this year.

 

As the new coronavirus is spreading again in several regions of Japan, we are closely monitoring the situation and responding to new guidelines issued by the government, local authorities, health authorities and industry associations. At the same time, we encourage our employees and business partners to follow these guidelines.

As a measure to prevent the spread of this infectious disease, which shows no signs of being under control, the Tokyo Branch Office is continuing staggered work hours and telecommuting for some employees.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we will continue to make our utmost corporate efforts to contribute to the business continuity of our customers.

 

Thank you for your kind understanding and cooperation.

 

Advanet Inc.

 

June 23, 2020.

 

Dear Customer

 

We would like to thank you for your continued support to our company.

 

As a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, we have decided to allow our Tokyo office to work from home, and our Okayama head office and our Okayama factory to work from home or in shifts.

Following the announcement of the lifting of the declaration of a state of emergency and the gradual lifting of the request for voluntary restraint by the government and Okayama Prefecture, we have taken measures to return the Okayama head office and plant to normal working conditions from June 15. In addition, the Tokyo Branch Office is continuing staggered work hours and telecommuting for some employees.

We will continue to make our utmost efforts to contribute to the business continuity of our customers.

 

Thank you for your kind understanding and cooperation.

 

Advanet Inc.

 

 

April 24, 2020.

 

Dear Customer

 

We would like to thank you for your continued support to our company.

 

As a measure to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, our Tokyo branch office has been working at home. However, in accordance with the declaration of a state of emergency by the government that covers all prefectures in Japan, we have decided to work from home or in shifts at our Okayama head office and plant starting April 20.

In addition, although we have enacted the above measures, we will make our utmost corporate efforts to contribute to the business continuity of our customers by operating the plant on weekends and part of the Golden Week holidays in parallel. Under these circumstances, we will contact you as soon as possible in the event of any problems with product supply, etc. in the future.

 

Thank you for your kind understanding and cooperation.

 

Advanet Inc.

 

 

April 20, 2020.

 

To all our Customers, Partners and Suppliers

 

Based on the nationwide situation of the spread of infection, the knowledge of experts, and the voices of local governments and medical professionals, the government of Japan has issued a nationwide declaration of a state of emergency, taking a major decision to work together to bring the situation under control as soon as possible.

 

As Keidanren Chairman’s commented, under the nationwide declaration of a state of emergency, Japan must make every effort to maintain the health care delivery system and social functions, as well as to maintain employment and business continuity, while placing the highest priority on protecting the lives and livelihoods of the people.

 

In order to curb the spread of the infection, each and every citizen, company and organization of the country must share a sense of crisis and work together as one. Advanet is taking active part in this collective effort.

 

At Advanet, an operational plan is effective from April 20, 2020, to allow the company being compliant with health and safety new requirements. By doing so, notwithstanding some activities will be performed in teleworking modality and the introduction of personnel’s shifts in some departments, Advanet remains fully operational.

 

As we have said from day one of this crisis, paramount for us is and will always remain health: first and foremost, the physical and psychological health of all us; then the health of our business, with its precious customers, partners and suppliers. The plan goes in this direction, strengthening measures to allow a safer environment at our premises and efficient conditions when engaging in teleworking activities thus ensuring our operativity.

 

The plan is meant to be in place till May 6, 2020; as things change by the hour, it may be adjusted anytime needed. Your understanding and cooperation are very much appreciated.

 

Advanet, together with its Partners and Suppliers, is committed to keep supporting our key Japanese customers, safeguarding Japan’s society and contributing to the wellbeing of our collective future. Let’s work together to defeat this gloomy period!

 

With many thanks

 

Advanet Inc.

Representative Director and President Ludovico Ciferri

 

 

April 1, 2020.

 

We would like to thank you for your continued support to our company.

 

In response to the spread of the new coronavirus, in order to ensure the health and safety of our suppliers and employees, and to minimize the impact on our business, we have established the following restrictions regarding visitors to our company.

Thank you very much in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

 

Conditions for which we restrict the access to our company

(1) A person who has not left a country or region designated as "Level 2" or higher on the "Infectious Disease Risk Information" by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan within 14 days of leaving that country.

(2) Patients with symptoms such as fever, malaise, or coughing over 37.5°C

    • The receptionist will check your temperature with a non-contact thermometer upon entering the building.(Except for couriers, postmen, taxi drivers, etc. who are entering for a very short time) From April 8, all visitors are requested to have the body temperature checked.
    • If a fever of 37.5°C or higher is confirmed, you won't be allowed to enter the facility.

Facilities subject to visit restrictions: All sites of Advanet Corporation (Head Office, Factory, Tokyo Branch Office)

 

Our employees are also not allowed to work if they have a fever of 37.5°C or higher.

 

 

Advanet Inc.

 

 

February 28, 2020.

 

In response to the guidance from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, we are implementing measures to prevent the spread of the new Coronavirus infection, such as changing working hours, allowing teleworking and teleconferencing if necessary. We ask to all of our customers and contractors to take the necessary steps to prevent infection when they visit us.

 

We are committed to maintain the quality of our services for our customers and to assist the whole Japanese society in such a difficult situation.

 

We would like to thank you in advance for your understanding.

 

 

Advanet Inc.

Message from the President

April 1, 2020.

 

We are living unprecedent times. The COVID 19 pandemic is shaking the foundations of our nations, putting under enormous stress our health care systems and causing deaths by tens of thousands in so many countries. One after the other, almost every nation of the world is weeping as relatives, friends and colleagues have passed away. This is very sad, and our warmest thoughts go to each and every person affected.

 

 

Advanet started to prepare for an unprecedented situation as a pandemic in Japan too would be. We shared internally the message, from day one of this crisis, that paramount for everyone is health. First and foremost, the physical and psychological health of all us; then the health of the business, with its precious customers, partners and suppliers. In this respect, I would like to share with all you a few updates about the actions so far taken, to help you understand how we are planning for the immediate and medium term.

 

 

An internal Special Task Force (C19STF) comprising all company functions, appointed to deal with COVID 19 pandemic and its impacts on our activities, has been in place at Advanet for more than three weeks. The C19STF gathers daily to discuss the actions to be taken and review the outcomes of those already implemented. Among these, some of the most relevant are:

 

 

  • Enhanced health precautions enforcement to all our employees and visitors to our premises
  • Teleworking for some functions
  • Confirmation of the health status of all employees and visitors to the company (temperature check and denial of entry if the temperature exceeds 37.5°C)
  • Strengthened contingency plan, stabilization of the supply chain after stress testing
  • Prioritized channel of communication with our Customers, Partners and Suppliers.

 

Let me underline that all these measures have been decided by the C19STF, on top of implementing what Japan’s public authorities have recommended to all companies.

 

 

The C19STF has also carefully assessed the opportunity of moving other company functions to a teleworking modality. Our plans are continuously reviewed as the situation changes and technical preparations are planned and implemented to support any decisions made. The outcome has been that, as long as safety and security conditions are ensured for all our employees, we must maintain the functioning of our company by having a presence at the Company. This means that for the time being we will be able to keep serving our Customers and supporting their business’ in conjunction with our Partners and Suppliers.

 

 

Let me underline once again that this is an unprecedented situation. No company has ever been exposed to such threat. We need to be prepared for something which is new to all. Since our employee’s health is paramount, changes may have to be made in the light of any new information received in the coming days/weeks: your understanding and support are very much needed.

 

 

Advanet, together with its Partners and Suppliers, is committed to keep supporting our key Japanese customers, safeguarding Japan’s society and contributing to the wellbeing of our collective future. Let’s work together to defeat this gloomy period!

 

 

 

Representative Director and President Ludovico Ciferri