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Deputy Corporate Social Responsibility Director, Lagardère group



Reducing energy consumption is a way of limiting greenhouse gas emissions and helping combat climate change. In addition to relocating certain divisional head offices to buildings that meet the highest environmental standards, the Lagardère group carried out 43 energy audits in 2015.

That initiative, undertaken by the real-estate and sustainable development departments in conjunction with the Group’s four divisions, represents a response to the European directive on energy efficiency and pre-empts requirements arising from the French act on energy transition for green growth.

The audit results must be submitted to a special national platform in France in spring 2016. To carry out the audits, the Lagardère group used a young company founded by a group of engineering graduates.

The detailed audit reports will enable us to adopt action plans to reduce energy consumption, and also achieve a rapid return on investment.