Diversity and Inclusion
Our competitive advantage is our people – diverse in backgrounds, perspectives and experiences that drive our innovation worldwide. 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 results to our shareholders. We promote a global culture of inclusion in which all employees can succeed and are provided opportunities for growth and advancement.
Through the commitment of our leadership team and the efforts of our Diversity Council, Vista Outdoor intends to drive greater employee cultural understanding and encourage the sharing of employee ideas to foster a positive and dynamic workplace. Our Diversity Council consists of more than 20 cross-functional employees that support a wide-array of culture-building initiatives, including hosting brownbag luncheons of topics of diversity, participating in recruiting efforts and reinforcing partnerships with key community and social groups. Learn more about our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.
Vista Outdoor Joins ElevateHER Challenge
Companies who accept the #ElevateHER Challenge commit to implement and actively promote strategies that elevate the role of women in leadership roles.
The ElevateHER Challenge is a program created by Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI). This organization focuses on improving society’s understanding of the value of diversity in leadership roles, training women in leadership skills and showing the positive impact women leaders have on economic development, vitality and the overall health of the state of Utah. More
Salt Lake Chamber Interviews SVP Amanda Covington for Women’s History Month
Throughout the month of March – Women’s History Month – the Salt Lake Chamber highlights women making a difference in Utah business and the local community.
Amanda Covington, SVP Corporate Communications and Government Relations, was one of the Chamber’s highlighted women. Amanda shares her role at Vista Outdoor, her career path, important women in her life, and her thoughts on the future. More
Vista Outdoor Employee 2017 Pro to Know
Supply & Demand Chain Executive, a publication that covers global supply chain ROI, professional development and change management, recently named its 2017 Supply Chain Pros to Know. Angie Taylor, Senior Director Sales and Operations Planning, Outdoor Products was one of this year’s Practitioner Pros to Know recipients. More
CamelBak Makes Outside Magazine’s Top 100 Best Places to Work
CamelBak offices in Petaluma, California, made Outside Magazine’s Top 100 Best Places to Work: 2016. The facility is primarily for product design and testing of CamelBak’s many hydration systems. Tests ensure products exceed expectations to live up to the “Got Your Bak” lifetime guarantee. Employees work hard making quality hydration systems for running, biking, hiking, walking, lifestyle and the military. More
Bringing the World Outside
As part of our commitment to the health and wellness of our workforce, we encourage our employees to engage in an active lifestyle. Through our “Bringing the World Outside” campaign, we ask Vista Outdoor employees to submit images of themselves and their families in the outdoors, using our products or enjoying the activity of their choice. We believe that the outdoors is big enough for everyone and a great source of inspiration for our employees.
Employees and the Workplace
People are our most important asset and our greatest competitive advantage. At Vista Outdoor, we strive to create a culture of empowerment, engagement and accountability. We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce that shows up to work each day driven to succeed.
Employee Innovators Received IDEAS Award Recognition
In October, 2016, we introduced the IDEAS portal that allows innovators to submit new product ideas or enhancements and improvements to any of our current brand products. Since then, 11 employees have received Vista Outdoor Achievement Awards to recognize their submissions. Congratulations and keep the ideas coming! More
Podcast: Support for Hiring Veterans
Minnesota Military Radio recently interviewed Federal Premium Operations Director, Duane Lowe, on Vista Outdoor’s support for hiring veterans at our Anoka, Minnesota, facility. Duane also provides background on the manufacturing facility, including its strong community and family heritage. Jump to 01:48 for Duane’s interview.
Health and Wellness
As a result of the significant contributions of our employees worldwide, we have become a leader and an innovator in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. Our employees differentiate us within the industry, and our benefit programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of our workforce.
At Vista Outdoor, we are committed to employee wellness and our overall mission of Bringing the World Outside. Our health and wellness programs are intended to empower our employees to become better healthcare consumers, through incentives and robust educational tools and resources. Our high-deductible health plan option, paired with a health savings account funded by Vista Outdoor, affords our employees the ability to save on a tax-preferred basis for their long-term health needs.
We are committed to leveraging technology, including through our Workday system, to engage employees and provide them with unique educational opportunities, including through the use of custom online calculators, interactive tools, smartphone apps and videos. Recognizing the demands of daily life, we strive to provide our employees with efficient and cost-effective access to high-quality providers, including though our partnership with MDlive, which offers employees 24/7 phone and online access to physicians for non-emergency medical conditions. Collectively, the benefit programs we offer provide comprehensive coverage to help protect the health, family and future of our employees.