Diversity & Inclusion
Vista Outdoor’s more than 5,100 employees around the globe supporting our market-leading brands differentiate us within the outdoor sports and recreation markets. Our competitive advantage is our people – diverse in backgrounds, perspectives and experiences that drive our innovation worldwide. Through our shared interest in Bringing the World Outside™, Vista Outdoor’s employees identify their own unique ways to passionately participate in the outdoors through the use of our products. We are a stronger company because we appreciate the differences in others, which affords us the ability to deliver value for our customers, provide rewarding careers for our employees and drive superior long-term returns to our shareholders.
We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace at Vista Outdoor in the following ways:
Global Perspectives. We have manufacturing operations and facilities in 13 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, along with international customer service, sales and sourcing operations in Asia, Australia, Canada and Europe. Across our global workforce we drive an environment of collaboration and creativity, while respecting the cultural norms of the regions in which our employees live and work.
Diversity Council. Vista Outdoor has established a Diversity & Inclusion Council to support leadership in driving a culture that rewards diverse thought and leverages the potential of our employees’ varied interests to develop innovative products and to better understand our customers. The Council intends to deliver initiatives that promote greater employee cultural understanding and that encourage the sharing of employee ideas to foster a positive and dynamic workplace. At Vista Outdoor, we want all our diverse and non-diverse employees to succeed through the creation of a community that values differences and provides development opportunities for everyone.
Women. We are dedicated to expanding the participation of women within our workforce, including our executive team, as well as providing women with opportunities for advancement and promotion. Vista Outdoor believes that our executives should reflect our customers, a substantial portion of whom are women.
Veterans. As a government contractor, Vista Outdoor supplies product to the U.S. military. Given this relationship and the dedication of those serving in the military, we believe it is important that we provide career opportunities for veterans transitioning from active service. Vista Outdoor believes that veterans are an asset to our business, bringing world-class project management, strategic and technical skills to our organization. We thank all those who have served and strive to provide a robust pipeline for veterans to join Vista Outdoor in successful, long-term careers.
Community Partnership. Vista Outdoor and its employees regularly partner with community and social groups that encourage everyone to get outside with us. We partner with a variety of organizations including non-profits like Big City Mountaineers, an organization that seeks to transform the lives of under-served urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills. Our employees are also active in the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC). Through these and other efforts, we desire to strengthen our communities and cultivate passion for the outdoors within everyone.
Equal Employment. Vista Outdoor seeks out and encourages diverse candidates to apply for open employment opportunities. All qualified candidates receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected applicable characteristics.
In our first-ever Diversity & Inclusion Annual Report, we reflect on the ways that Vista Outdoor strives to reach a more diverse and inclusive workforce beginning with the hiring process and carrying through to the development of our culture. Annual Report
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