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Gender balance


Pierre Leroy

Co-Managing Partner, Lagardère group




A Supervisory Board attentive to CSR policy

The constructive dialogue opened several years ago between the Group's CSR and Sustainable Development Department and our Supervisory Board's Appointments, Remuneration and Governance Committee saw three major changes in 2019.

  • The growing expectations of all of society with regard to companies' environmentally friendly practices. Widely expressed by the younger generations and conveyed by non-financial rating agencies, these expectations are also those of the young employees we recruit and more generally employees who are invested in our various activities by looking to give ever more meaning to their work.
  • Increasing regulatory requirements with regard to CSR, whether in terms of gender balance (for example, calculating an equal pay index) or in terms of information about companies' CSR policies (prompting us to publish our first non-financial performance declaration in 2019).
  • The rise of CSR itself to the heart of company life, as established by the adoption of the PACTE law in France, which introduces two innovations: the redefinition, via the French Civil Code, of corporate purpose, which must now take into consideration the social and environmental aspects of its activities; and the possibility offered to companies to identify their raison d'être.

No doubt that the committee will pay attention to the project launched by the Group concerning this new opportunity.

  A Supervisory Board attentive to CSR policy
Lagardère SCA General Shareholders' Meeting, May 2019 (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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No appeal filed against the French financial markets authority's decision granted on the proposed conversion of Lagardère SCA into a joint-stock company


Monthly information relating to the total number of voting rights and shares making up the share capital

The group's activities

Created in 1992, Lagardère is an international group with operations in more than 40 countries worldwide. It employs over 30,000 people and generated revenue of €7,211 million in 2019.

Under the impetus of the Group's General and Managing Partner, Arnaud Lagardère, in 2018, the Group launched a strategic refocusing around two priority divisions: Lagardère Publishing and Lagardère Travel Retail.

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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.