Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Hachette Livre
Lagardère Publishing



Hachette Livre: a worldwide publishing group with multiple responsibilities

As the world's third-largest trade consumer publishing group, Hachette Livre assumes and defends its central role of contributing to the world of education, culture and democracy. We have a number of responsibilities in this regard.

We firmly believe that diversity is a source of wealth and will continue with our initiatives in this area by diversifying our recruitment channels, by introducing our businesses to new audiences, letting new voices be heard and coming up with new formats to generate interest among new readers.

We also have a responsibility to the environment. In 2021, we were the first publishing group to carry out a Scope 3 carbon emissions assessment covering all our operations in France and worldwide, and to adopt a low-plastic strategy. We will continue in this vein in order to come up with more ecological development models.

Our third responsibility-but not the least-is to offer all our staff around the world a welcoming, stimulating and inclusive working environment. We attach particular importance to ensuring equal opportunities for men and women, disabled workers and those from diverse backgrounds, and are committed to rethinking how we are organised with the sharp rise in home working.

In parallel with these key focuses, which form the basis of our CSR efforts, we have set up the Hachette Foundation for reading to be able to launch and support various initiatives to encourage reading and writing.

At a time of ongoing consolidation within the publishing industry, I firmly believe that our ambitious CSR strategy is one of the strengths that will support the group in its continuing expansion.

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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.

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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 around 27,000 people and generated revenue of €5,130 million in 2021.
The Group is structured around two priority divisions.


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Message from the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

"The conversion of Lagardère SCA into a joint-stock company (société anonyme) with a Board of Directors in 2021 marked a new chapter in the Group's history. Our governance is now characterised by a calm and constructive relationship with our main shareholders, which reinforces the integrity and durability of our Group..."