Corporate Social Responsibility Statement (CSR)

Golden Applexx Co., Inc. / STOPNGO Line recognizes that our social, environmental and ethical conduct has an impact on our reputation. Therefore we take our corporate social responsibilities seriously and are committed to advancing our policies and systems to ensure we address and monitor aspects of CSR that pertain to our business. These include good ethical behavior, concern for employee health and safety, care for the environment, and community involvement. We will strive to work with our suppliers to promote higher standards. We value diversity in the workplace and intend to become a visible presence in the communities where our products are sold. When presented with a purchasing decision between two financially comparable alternatives, we will attempt to choose the option that better addresses the needs of economically disadvantaged communities.

A commitment to social responsibility is important to Golden Applexx Co., Inc. / STOPNGO Line’s identity and purpose. We strive for authenticity, integrity, and honesty in our products and in the way we do business. In addition to bringing promotional products to the industry, we seek to create honest relationships with our employees, suppliers, and customers.

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Social Compliance Standards / Code of Ethics

Our Social Compliance Standards are a vital aspect of STOPNGO Line's Code of Ethics. These standards are driven by the belief that good corporate citizenship is essential to our long-term business success and must be reflected in our relationships with our clients as well as our vendors.

Suppliers shall not employ any person under the age of 15. If local law sets minimum age lower, but is in accordance with developing country exceptions under the International Labour Organization Convention 138, the lower age will apply. Suppliers will prohibit physical and mental abuse of employees as a form of discipline and prohibit the use of all forms of forced labor. Suppliers will prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of legally-protected characteristics in all aspects of employment. Suppliers and employees shall be provided a safe and healthy working environment to prevent accidents and injury. STOPNGO Line pays all employees at least minimum wage as required by all applicable local laws and provides all legal benefits. In addition to compensation of regular hours, all STOPNGO Line employees are compensated for overtime hours at a rate as is legally required by law.

STOPNGO Line strives to provide a secure, safe, and healthy workplace and conduct business in compliance with all applicable environmental laws, rules and regulations.

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Product Safety Statement Regarding California Proposition 65 Chemicals

STOPNGO Line products meet all federal safety and warning requirements as applicable by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission. STOPNGO Line products that are shipped to California are also subject to Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Proposition 65 requires consumer product warnings for products shipped to California that may contain chemicals known to the state of California to include carcinogens or reproductive toxins unless such chemicals are present below established Safe Harbor Levels or are shown to be present in unharmful concentrations.

Printing inks used on STOPNGO Line products that are decorated in the USA have been fully tested and do not contain chemicals at concentrations that would require a Proposition 65 warning label. Safe Harbor Level limits have not been fully established by Proposition 65 for materials use in STOPNGO Line products; however we may be able to offer, upon request, certification of independently tested concentrations of specific chemicals for specific products. In addition, customers may request that prior to shipment, Proposition 65 warning labels be applied to their products stating the following:

WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

This warning label will ensure compliance with California Proposition 65 requirements.

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Statement Concerning Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA)

In August 2008, the US Congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). The CPSIA has multiple provisions, which are scheduled to take effect over a three-year period. The portions of the law applicable to our industry deal primarily with products designed for and / or intended for use by children. The law includes language defining a child as age 12 or younger. STOPNGO Line’s products are designed to meet applicable Federal regulations. Our products are not designed for, or intended for use by children, however, under this new law some items may fall under the revised definition of a children's item.

Certificate of Conformity - Effective November 12, 2008, importers of product that are subject to a consumer product safety rule shall certify based upon a reasonable testing program that such product complies with all regulations applicable to the product under the Act. STOPNGO Line is using Certificates of Compliance for applicable products imported and / or manufactured after the effective date to document these certifications.

Lead In Paint - The CPSIA has changed the acceptable levels of Lead in Paint and surface coatings for all consumer products from less than 600ppm to less than 90ppm effective August 2009. STOPNGO Line's products with painted surfaces are, and will continue to be in compliance with the applicable rules. As always, STOPNGO Line is committed to applying the highest standards of safety for its products. In order to meet both the needs of our customers and the regulatory requirements of the markets we serve, STOPNGO Line requires all products purchased to meet our design specifications. Those specifications are reviewed and revised as necessary. We take all necessary steps to ensure that our products meet Federal product regulations and require our suppliers to obtain required permits and / or approvals from appropriate US Federal agencies.

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Statement of Lead Content in Inks

STOPNGO Line is committed to providing our customers with products decorated with the highest quality of inks. STOPNGO Line continually works with our suppliers and vendors to ensure all products used meet if not exceed the expectations of all federal and state health and safety standards.

STOPNGO Line purchases decorating inks and supplies from vendors throughout the United States. Our inks have undergone extensive testing to document any lead or phthalate content for all ink systems used in decorating products. Testing material is available upon request.

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