The new edition of the S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook was officially unveiled on 7 February 2023. For the fifth consecutive year, the Lagardère group has been distinguished by this prestigious annual ranking which rewards the best performing companies in terms of environmental, social and governance (ESG).
Arnaud Lagardère, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lagardère SA, commented: “We are honoured by this international recognition, which once again acknowledges the ongoing efforts of all our teams to achieve some of the highest ESG standards in our industry. Fully integrated into the Group’s strategy and value-creating, our CSR policy serves sustainable and inclusive growth.”
To be listed in the Yearbook, companies must score within the top 15% of their industry and must achieve an S&P Global Sustainability Score within 30% of their industry’s top-performing company. For this 2023 edition, more than 7,800 companies in 61 industries were assessed and only 708 were selected for inclusion in the ranking. Lagardère’s rating has been further improved for 2022 with a percentile ranking within its sector of 97/100, compared to 93/100 in 2021.
Lagardère group’s extra-financial performance has been recognised by leading ESG rating agencies such as
Vigeo Eiris and Sustainalytics, reflecting its commitment over many years.
Created in 1992, Lagardère is an international group with operations in more than 40 countries worldwide. It employs some 27,000 people and generated revenue of €5,130 million in 2021.
The Group focuses on three divisions: Lagardère Publishing (Book and e-Publishing, Board Games and Mobile Games), Lagardère Travel Retail (Travel Essentials, Duty Free & Fashion and Foodservice) and Lagardère News (Paris Match, Le Journal du Dimanche, Europe 1, Virgin Radio, RFM, and the Elle brand licence).
The Group’s operating assets also include Lagardère Live Entertainment.
Lagardère shares are listed on Euronext Paris.