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Remaining loyal to its values, the Lagardère group takes action on a daily basis. Via the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation and the Elle Foundation, the Group works tirelessly to support talented young people in the fields of culture and charitable work, and to promote education for women in France and abroad.


The Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation supports cultural diversity, in particular with the Arab literature prize which helps to allow voices that are all too often stifled to be heard.

Chaired by Pierre Leroy, Co-Managing Partner of Lagardère SCA and Director of the Foundation, the jury selected Saudi writer Mohammed Hasan Alwan for his novel The Beaver (“Le Castor”, Seuil).

A special mention was also given to Yemeni author Ali Al-Muqri for his novel Hurma (“Femme interdite”, Liana Levi).

In addition, the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation continued in 2015 to support young French-speaking people in their creative projects, awarding 13 grants for original projects in the fields of writing, broadcast, music and digital technology.

Lastly, on the occasion of COP21, the Foundation supported Collectif Argos with its book Footprint, a documentary work containing 10 reports on “successful ecological initiatives” around the world.
An exhibition on the series was held at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris and a collector's edition has been published by Éditions du Chêne.



In 2015, the Elle Foundation continued with its endeavours by supporting six new projects in Algeria, China, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cambodia and France.

Employee involvement was also developed with the recruitment of “12 Skype mentors” to provide support in French for young female students from Morocco, and the creation of “Rendez vous de la Fondation Elle ”, a series of screenings and debates to raise awareness about the Foundation’s values of solidarity and commitment.

The group's values

The Group has clear values that determine its personality. Lagardère's creativity, boldness and independence have helped to create a modern, innovative media group that's in touch with its times.

The group's activities

The Lagardère group is a global leader in content publishing, production, broadcasting and distribution, whose powerful brands leverage its virtual and physical networks to attract and enjoy qualified audiences.
The Group's business model relies on creating a lasting and exclusive relationship between the content it offers and its customers.
It is structured around four business lines.

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The group's history

Lagardère’s history stretches back 150 years, from Louis Hachette’s intuitive decisions in the 19th century to the digital revolution...

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