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Gender balance


Christian Guet

Deputy Human Relations Director,
Lagardère group




Fighting sexism: making our commitment to #StOpE concrete

Fighting so-called ordinary sexism in business was one of the main themes of our efforts to promote gender balance in 2019. After signing the #StOpE charter to fight so-called ordinary sexism in business alongside 29 other companies, we have launched a number of training and awareness initiatives for our employees.

We chose first of all to train all the Group's HR staff, who are in the front line in handling situations of sexism.
Teaching them to detect, prevent and take the necessary measures was our main priority.

We also took measures to raise awareness which should be extended into 2020 for other employees.
This awareness-raising has been done primarily through two conferences organised by the LL Network to promote gender balance. The first conference was organised in partnership with Lagardère Travel Retail on the occasion of International Women's Day on 8 March 2019.

The second, organised as part of the LL Network annual day, also enabled us to present the #StOpE charter to all employees present.

In addition to these actions, our Code of Conduct - the update of which is being finalised in 2020 - will include an additional chapter on our alert system, Ethics Line. Intended for all of the Group's employees and stakeholders, this incorporates sexism among its alert themes.

After signing the #StOpE charter, we acted swiftly in three key areas: commitment, training and implementing a reporting system.

  Gender balance
Presentation of the #StOpE charter by Christian Guet at the LL Network annual day, June 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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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.