Park City, UT – March 17, 2020 – In response to COVID-19 and concern for the health and well-being of our employees as well as the larger community, Rossignol Group North America announced proactive steps and precautions for staff over the weekend, effective immediately.
Beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020, all Rossignol Group North America employees with the ability to telecommute have been instructed to work from home until further notice. Distribution centers in the U.S. and Canada have been authorized to continue on-site operations with additional “safe zone” precautions and entry permitted to Rossignol Group employees only. Additional education and resources have been deployed to assist our employees during this unprecedented and challenging time.
These measures are the latest in a comprehensive response from Rossignol Group’s management team, including the cancellation of events, closing of all U.S. retail locations, elimination of business travel, and self-quarantine of any employees who may have recently traveled outside of the country.
We believe corporate social responsibility during a public health crisis means making decisions proactively and out of an abundance of caution. In light of the current situation, the best evidence and advice from global health officials indicates that adopting social distancing and short-term isolation practices can help to mitigate major risks to the health of our communities.
Our management team would like to thank our customers and business partners for their patience during this time as we do everything we can to minimize disruption to our business while protecting our employees. We’d also like to thank our employees for their flexibility, with special recognition going to the hardworking staff in our distribution center, human resource, and IT teams for rising to meet these new challenges.
President, Rossignol Group North America
ROSSIGNOL Group: The Rossignol Group, headed by Bruno Cercley, designs, manufactures and markets a broad range of winter sports equipment. The Group brands provide a continuous, year-round experience accompanying consumers in every moment of sporting effort and leisure, from elite-level athletes to amateurs, from the mountains to the city. The Group’s global headquarters is located in the French Alps near Grenoble with five different industrial sites (Sallanches, Nevers, Saint Etienne de Saint Geoirs, Artès, Montebelluna) across western Europe and a U.S. headquarters in Park City, Utah. The Group houses a strong portfolio of complementary brands: Rossignol – the iconic brand for winter sports, and ready-to-wear fashion and apparel; Dynastar – the specialist ski brand; Lange – the iconic ski boot brand; Look – the long-standing premium manufacturer of ski bindings; Time Sport – the iconic brand of cycling; Raidlight – for outdoor enthusiasts, Felt – the premium bike manufacturer; Risport – the reference for ice-skating; Kerma – specialized in ski poles and technical equipment; and Dale of Norway, an iconic Norwegian brand known for its high quality wool-based knitwear. Each has built their own unique identity and draw their inspiration from the mountains. Rossignol is majority owned by Nordic Private Equity fund Altor since 2013.