2013 INNOVATION AWARDS WINNERS
Each year, the Innovation Awards reward the best innovative projects developed within Lagardère’s four divisions and head office. In 2013, of the 21 projects submitted by 14 Group entities in 12 countries, three received awards. These projects reflect the creativity and strength of execution of the Lagardère group’s business lines.
Sportfive Germany, a subsidiary of Lagardère Unlimited, developed the first multi-channel platform for the creation and management of digital sports content for rights holders. The system has already been adopted by five German football clubs.
Environmental book labelling2
Hachette Livre, Lagardère Publishing’s publishing brand, has launched a unique environmental labelling system for its books in France, which tells readers the carbon footprint of the production of each book and allows publishing houses to provide information about their sustainable development commitments.
Gulli second screen2
Lagardère Thématiques, a subsidiary of Lagardère Active, has launched a second screen system that allows for synchronisation of TV ads and programmes broadcast on Gulli using a mobile or tablet computer, thereby unlocking additional content for the viewer or enhancing the features of the mobile app.(1) Grand Jury Award.
(2) Top Award.
Artificial heart: supported by Jean-Luc Lagardère
Following a meeting with Professor Alain Carpentier in the early 1990s, Jean-Luc Lagardère, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Matra at the time, has supported early work on an artificial heart for more than ten years, providing a team of engineers equipped with the most advanced technologies and significant funds.
Arnaud Lagardère Editorial"The Lagardère group delivered excellent performances in 2013 despite a difficult global economy, with exceptional net income and an increase in recurring EBIT from Media activities above our guidance..."
The group's activities
Lagardère, a world-class diversified media group led by Arnaud Lagardère, operates in around 30 countries and is structured around four distinct, complementary divisions.
Sustainable DevelopmentSustainable development is a shared responsibility within the Lagardère group.