Press Releases

Vista Outdoor Wins Prestigious CSR/ESG Team of the Year Award
The company’s Communications Department took home top honors in the Teams category at Ragan’s CSR & Diversity Awards ceremony, held last week in New York City.
We would like to thank Ragan Communications for this honor, which further fuels our passion to create and implement ESG initiatives throughout the company.

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, is proud to announce that its Communications Department won CSR/ESG Team of the Year for work promoting the company’s CSR/ESG achievements during Ragan Communications’ CSR & Diversity Awards ceremony, held last week at the Yale Club in New York City.

In its writeup honoring the CSR/ESG Team of the Year winner, Ragan commended Vista Outdoor for highlighting employees “to create a sense of community for its global workforce.” Ragan also lauded the company for its focus on “employee engagement, business operations, external partnerships and public policy to connect the brand through initiatives and partnerships.” The Vista Outdoor Foundation, founded in 2021, was another way the company stood out among a competitive group of CSR/ESG Team of the Year finalists.

“This award is a fitting recognition of Vista Outdoor’s commitment to being a corporate leader in environmental, social and governance strategy, as well as our team’s ability to capture companywide ESG efforts and showcase how we are continually improving,” said Kelly Reisdorf, Chief Communications Officer, Vista Outdoor. “We would like to thank Ragan Communications for this honor, which further fuels our passion to create and implement ESG initiatives throughout the company — at both the corporate and brand level — and find informative and interesting ways to share them with all of our stakeholders.”

The Team award wasn’t Vista Outdoor’s only hardware earned at last week’s ceremony. Fred Ferguson, Vista Outdoor’s VP of Communications and Public Affairs, won honorable mention 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. The Ragan Awards announcement came just a few days after Vista Outdoor published its FY2022 Report.

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.

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

For further information: Eric Smith, Phone: 901-573-9156, Email: