Information circulates so fast in our society and events often have such a short shelf life, so it is often overlooked that the business world must also strive to be consistent over time. Business success cannot be measured in one-off achievements, but through its sustainability, which goes beyond mere economic concerns and is rooted in identity. A business stands out because it adheres to a set of values from which it draws its strength. Lagardère's values and corporate culture are founded on two pillars: its rich and varied history and the commitment of the people, past and present, who represent it.


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The Lagardère group has always sought to boldly expand into new business sectors, where it has gone on to establish its legitimacy and expertise.

From the emergence of the European aeronautics and space industry to the digital revolution, via the international expansion of publishing and travel retail, the Group has always shown a keen appetite for entrepreneurship and diversification.

Boldness at Lagardère is also expressed through the Group's ability to respond to and proactively anticipate the strategic challenges facing its businesses and flagship brands, as well as through its commitment to CSR.



In a constantly changing world, the ability to renew and to imagine different solutions and ways of doing things is a decisive competitive advantage. Creativity is much more than just a recurring theme at Lagardère, but a value that is lived out each day by the Group's employees as well as its brands, which are frequently pioneers in their fields.

For example, Lagardère Publishing releases more than 17,000 new products each year, investing continuously in e-books while diversifying into Mobile and Board Games.

Similarly, Lagardère Travel Retail, backed by an international network of more than 4,800 points of sale, regularly launches innovative services and concepts in its Travel Essentials, Duty Free & Fashion and Foodservice segments. Lastly, Lagardère News constantly renews its offering to stay ahead of the latest media trends.



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Lagardère has always been anchored in a long-term vision and eschews fleeting trends.

Taken together with the Group's family ownership structure, this makes independence a key value for Lagardère. And of course, for the Group's employees, independence means that freedom of expression and creation - fundamental principles in the news and publishing businesses - is guaranteed.


Press releases


Lagardère Travel Retail opens for business in Peru


Hachette UK acquires Paperblanks

Arnaud Lagardère Editorial

"First and foremost, I hope that you and those you hold dear are holding up well and are in good health.
Faced with the unparalleled crisis brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and which shaped 2020, our Group was able to react swiftly to mitigate its impacts as much as possible..."
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The group's activities


Created in 1992, Lagardère is an international group with operations in more than 40 countries worldwide.
It employs some 28,000 people and generated revenue of €4,439 million in 2020.
Since 2018, under the impetus of the Group's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Arnaud Lagardère, the Group has undergone a strategic refocusing around two priority divisions.


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The group's values

Lagardère's values and corporate culture are founded on two pillars: its rich and varied history and the commitment of the people, past and present, who represent it.