The year the Crescent® brand was founded in Jamestown, New York, USA.
At Apex Tool Group, we strive to treat all of our business partners fairly and with respect, including customers, suppliers and associates. We invest significant resources in business ethics training for associates and continuously work to implement new programs that stress the importance of our standards. For example, we introduced a gift giving and receiving policy to ensure there is no improper influence on how we make business decisions. Our goal is to give our associates clear guidance that allows them to use their best judgment in everything they do.
Supplier Conduct and Standards of Conduct Documents
- ATG's Standards of Conduct (In Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese)
- ATG's Supplier Standards of Conduct (In Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese)
- ATG's California Transparency in Supply Chains "Anti-Human Trafficking and Slavery Disclosure Statement"
We also have a confidential process in place for our associates to share any concerns they may have about ethics with senior and executive management. It is our commitment to treat all ethics concerns as a high priority with the same level of response and investigation. This provides for timely associate feedback and quick resolution. It is in this manner that we will continually improve our company’s culture, provide the best work environment and be a preferred partner for our customers and suppliers.
To report a concern visit www.apextoolgroup.ethicspoint.com.
ATG's Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
At Apex Tool Group, we strive to ensure a positive career experience for all associates, from all different backgrounds, from around the world.
We realize the power of our people and value our differences. ATG fosters an environment where our associates feel valued, respected, safe and inspired. We aim to attract and retain a diverse workforce and encourage our associates to seek out unique perspectives that can shape their development and cultivate collaboration.
We’re proud of our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion progress and are committed to continuing this important work. Our success depends on it.
US Benefits Compliance:
Transparency in Coverage Rule: https://transparency-in-coverage.uhc.com/
Cybersecurity Incident Notification
This notice provides information about a cyber security event experienced by Apex Tool Group, LLC (“ATG”), our response, and resources available to potentially impacted individuals to help protect their sensitive personal information from possible misuse, should they feel it necessary to do so.
On January 13, 2023, ATG concluded its investigation into the cybersecurity event that is the subject of this notice. On March 11, 2022, we observed unusual activity resulting in the inaccessibility of certain systems within our network. We immediately took steps to contain the threat and investigate the extent of this activity. With the help of leading cybersecurity experts and experienced cybersecurity legal counsel, we determined that an unknown third party initially accessed our network on or around February 21, 2022. We also confirmed that we eradicated the underlying unauthorized access to our systems on March 11, 2022. We then took steps to enhance the security of our systems and began investigating what, if any, sensitive personal information may have been accessed or acquired in connection with the incident.
Unfortunately, as of the close of our investigation, we could not confirm the identity of all individuals whose sensitive personal information may have been potentially impacted in connection with the incident. However, we note that ATG collects certain sensitive personal information in our normal course of business, primarily with respect to our human resources functions, which may include an individual’s name, date of birth, Social Security number, government identification numbers, and financial account numbers. While we are not aware of any malicious misuse of any sensitive personal information as a result of the event, out of an abundance of caution, we are providing this notification and offering credit monitoring and identity protection services to potentially impacted individuals through Equifax. For more information about these services or the event, please call 877-649-1803.
We encourage potentially impacted individuals to remain vigilant against identity theft and fraud by reviewing account statements and monitoring free credit reports for suspicious activity, including instances of fraud and identity theft, and errors. Potentially impacted individuals may further educate themselves regarding the steps they can take to protect personal information and to avoid identity theft, including through fraud alerts and credit freezes, by contacting the Federal Trade Commission (600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580, www.identitytheft.gov,1-877-438-4338); Equifax (PO Box 105069 [for fraud alert] or 105788 [for credit freeze] Atlanta, GA 30348, 1-888-298-0045); Experian (P.O. Box 9554, Allen, TX 75013, 1-888-397-3742); or TransUnion (Fraud Alert P.O. Box 2000, Chester, PA 19016 or Credit Freeze, P.O. Box 160, Woodlyn, PA 19094, 1-833-395-6938). Maryland residents may contact the Maryland Attorney General at 200 St. Paul Place, 16th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202, 1-410-528-8662 or 1-888-743-0023, and www.oag.state.md.us. North Carolina residents may contact the North Carolina Attorney General at 9001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-9001; 1-877-566-7226 or 1-919-716-6000; and www.ncdoj.gov.
ATG embraces a holistic approach to integrating sustainability across our global operations. While each of our sites around the world are empowered to manage their own local sustainability program, our multi-year goals are to:
- Reduce our carbon footprint by 25% over 10 years
- Implement recycling programs at all of our facilities around the world
- Increase engagements and investments within the communities we serve through volunteerism and CSR investments
We value sustainability in all facets of our business.
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.
Safety is a top priority for Apex Tool Group. We value our employees and want to provide a safe work environment for everyone at every level of the company. ATG has established a series of technical standards and a comprehensive metric program that accurately measures the company’s safety improvements, while identifying areas of concern for corrective action. Our global correction action program identifies problems and presents solutions within 30 days. We are particularly proud of this program as it sets us apart from many companies our size, where it can take up to six months to integrate changes into their systems. In fact, ATG’s incident rate is well below the U.S. benchmarks for our industry. Several notable organizations have recognized ATG for its safety performance, programs and procedures.
We also help our customers with safety initiatives, particularly the safe use of tools. If you have a tool safety committee for your organization or would like to form one, please contact us for more details. Our well-trained sales professionals can assist you in addressing any hand or power tool safety concern you may have.