By making workforce-related, environmental and ethical issues a central part of its strategy, the Lagardère group intends to support thecompany's value-creation efforts along with its sustainable and inclusive growth. Its commitments in terms of promoting diversity, access to education and environmental responsibility are intended to be performance drivers.

Corporate responsibility as a performance driver

The Lagardère group's CSR policy is adapted to developments in its activities and society's expectations, while also putting the emphasis on its identity and its own values.

It responds to its stakeholders' growing expectations with regard to protecting the environment, meaning, diversity and inclusion, as well as increasing regulatory constraints on a national and European level concerning non-financial information.

The four objectives of the Lagardère group's CSR strategy are:

Placing people at the heart of its strategy, by making attention to its human resources a priority. To this end, action plans are regularly rolled out across all Group entities to promote diversity and gender balance, as well as attract and retain talented staff.

Limiting the environmental impact of its products and services. In addition to common measures across all companies to combat global warming, the Lagardère group has made a particular commitment to responsible management of paper associated with its publishing operations, and of the food chain in connection with its foodservice operations at transport hubs. Cutting back on single-use plastic is also now a priority for its two business divisions.

Sharing the social and cultural diversity of its activities. By means of the content published and distributed by the Group, as well as its various partnerships and cultural and charitable programmes, Lagardère promotes access to education and knowledge while also defending freedom of expression, pluralism of ideas and cultural diversity.

Ensuring ethical and responsible corporate governance, with the aim of upholding compliance obligations concerning in particular preventing corruption, duty of care and protecting personal data.

The Lagardère group materiality matrix

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.