Social commitment among employees

Commitment Grants ceremony, November 2016 – Paris (France)

Commitment Grants ceremony, November 2016 – Paris (France).


Deputy Director, Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation



Since 2014, the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation has been making Commitment Grants to charities sponsored by Lagardère group employees.

In the third year of the programme, two new features were added: each grant is now worth €10,000 and Lagardère group employees voted online for the winning projects via Enter, the Group's intranet portal.

The change was very successful because more than 700 employees voted.

Three grants were awarded in 2016. One of them allowed the Proxité charity, supported by a Lagardère Travel Retail employee, to sponsor for the first time students of an "internat de la réussite" state boarding school for disadvantaged children, to help their social and professional integration.

The winning projects allow the Foundation to further its efforts in the fields of culture, sport, diversity, education and medical research. For Lagardère group employees, it allows them to find out more about the areas in which the Foundation works, and to feel more involved.

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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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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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.