Apex Tool Group works diligently to ensure compliance with the applicable laws and guidelines in all of the countries in which we do business. One of the most important ways we do this is to educate our diverse employee base about the importance of meeting our legal obligations around the globe. This information is provided annually to all employees through our education and awareness programs. As part of our corporate culture, we are always looking for new ways to improve. Many of our business systems and controls are externally audited on a yearly basis to ensure that we are not only continuously improving our internal systems, but also allowing for external input.