Corporate Social Responsibility Director, Lagardère group





In 2016, Lagardère's initiatives included a carbon audit covering the whole Group, the continuation of a training programme for managers in all four divisions aimed at combating stereotypes, the introduction of a programme for the protection of personal data, ISO 20121 certification for the Eiffel Tower fan zone during the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament at Lagardère Sports and Entertainment, increased attention to hygiene and food safety at Lagardère Travel Retail, the launch of Elle Active Forums in the French regions, the "Trophées Europe 1 de l'Avenir" awards, and the extension of the responsible paper management programme at Hachette Book Group.

The Group deployed a wide range of initiatives in 2016, covering all three areas of our responsibility: workforce-related, social and environmental.

To assess more effectively which of these issues are the most relevant and have the greatest economic impact on its activities, the Lagardère group carried out a broad consultation of its external and internal stakeholders.

The materiality analysis resulting from that consultation will enable the Group to make progress in dealing with its material issues, while involving all of its employees more closely in its CSR approach.

“Sustainable development and CSR” workshop during the Lagardère groupintegration day, June 2016 – Paris (France)
“Sustainable development and CSR” workshop during the Lagardère group integration day, June 2016 – Paris (France).

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.

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Half-year liquidity contract statement

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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Message from Arnaud Lagardère

2019 was a year of transformation and refocusing for the Lagardère group.
Our strategy is now concentrated on two priority areas: Lagardère Publishing, our power engine, and Lagardère Travel Retail, our growth engine.