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Vista Outdoor Communications Honored for ESG Work
The company’s communications team and VP of Communications and Public Affairs, Fred Ferguson, were named finalists for Ragan’s CSR & Diversity Awards in the CSR & ESG People and Teams categories.

ANOKA, Minn. – Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE: VSTO), the parent company of 39 renowned brands that design, manufacture and market sporting and outdoor products to consumers around the globe, this week was named to two finalists lists for Ragan Communications’ CSR & Diversity Awards

The company’s Communications Department was named a finalist in the CSR/ESG Team of the Year category, and Fred Ferguson, Vista’s VP of Communications and Public Affairs, was named a finalist in the CSR/ESG Professional of the Year category.

The comms team and Ferguson were recognized for their efforts developing Vista Outdoor’s 2021 ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) Impact Report. The department has produced an annual ESG report since 2020 and is preparing to publish its 2022 report in the coming weeks.

The report underscores Vista Outdoor’s commitment to managing business operations in ways that are supportive of environmental, social, and governance topics and targets. The company believes the best approach to making the world a better place is through both community engagement and sustainable and ethical business management.

The 2022 winners of Ragan’s annual CSR & Diversity awards will be announced at a luncheon on July 14 at the Yale Club in New York City. Ragan will recognize all finalists and announce category winners at the event. Click here to see the finalists in all the categories.

This is the second prestigious honor for Vista Outdoor’s ESG work. Last fall, the company was named to Investor’s Business Daily’s 2021 Best ESG Companies list, which recognizes the top 100 businesses with superior Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings in addition to strong fundamentals and technical stock performance. Vista Outdoor ranked No. 39 overall and placed in the Top 3 in the Consumer Goods category.


About Vista Outdoor Inc.
Vista Outdoor (NYSE: VSTO) is the parent company of more than three dozen renowned brands that design, manufacture and market sporting and outdoor products. We serve a broad and diverse range of consumers around the globe, including outdoor enthusiasts, golfers, cyclists, backyard grillers, campers, hunters, recreational shooters, athletes, as well as law enforcement and military professionals. Our reporting segments, Outdoor Products and Sporting Products, provide these consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative outdoor and sporting products. Our operating model leverages shared resources across brands to achieve levels of excellence and performance that would be out of reach for any one brand on its own. Brands include Remington Ammunition, Bushnell, CamelBak, Bushnell Golf, Foresight Sports, Fiber Energy Products, Bell Helmets, Camp Chef, Giro, QuietKat, Stone Glacier, Federal Ammunition and more. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. For news and information, visit our website at

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