Co-Managing Partner, Lagardère group Chief Human Relations, Communications and Sustainable Development Officer




To use CSR as a driver of innovation and performance, the Lagardère group has for a long time sought to strengthen its dialogue with stakeholders.

In 2015, it set up a panel of 13 people who represent the Group's main business lines and CSR issues, in order to engage in a forward-looking discussion about the Group's main workforce-related, social and environmental challenges. Initial discussions with the panel enabled us to hone our CSR roadmap.

The stakeholder panel met a further two times in 2016. In those meetings, members discussed CSR opportunities - particularly regarding education and the development of local talent - arising from Lagardère's new developments in Africa.

The panel was also involved in preparing the materiality analysis relating to the Group's CSR issues, which took place in early 2017 via a consultation of the Group's numerous internal and external stakeholders. The analysis must make it possible to identify the areas of responsibility in which Lagardère's stakeholders expect it to do the most, and that have the greatest impact on the business models of our various activities.

Members of the stakeholder panel

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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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.