Promoting access to information and knowledge
The Lagardère group has responsibilities both as a listed company, with the resulting transparency obligations, and as a company dealing with standard environmental and workforce-related issues.
In addition, because of the nature of its media activities, it has social responsibilities that are becoming steadily more important.
The Group plays an integral part in society as it changes and progresses, and particularly within the fields of culture, knowledge, information, entertainment, sport and travel. It has close relationships with multiple stakeholders, which have particular expectations of it in terms of its responsibilities. The Lagardère group's growing involvement in digital technologies creates a number of challenges for all Group divisions, requiring it to devise new business models and rethink its activities (see Focus 14), and to manage new relationships with their audiences.
Some of the most pressing social challenges for the Lagardère group relate to supporting creativity in all its forms, ensuring the longevity of the written word across all media, respecting intellectual property, supporting cultural diversity, combating piracy and protecting personal data, supporting young talent in the fields of sport and culture, and helping Internet users understand the new digital world.
The societal responsibilities commitments presented above are described in more detail in the:
The group's valuesThe 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
Lagardère, a world-class pure-play media group led by Arnaud Lagardère, operates in around 30 countries and is structured around four distinct, complementary divisions.