Fostering a culture of innovation
In 2015, to strengthen the role innovation plays in its growth strategy, Hachette Livre launched the Hachette Innovation Program (HIP), which became the Business Development and Innovation Department in 2021. The Department aims to identify new growth opportunities – both organic and external – and research investments that could be relevant to the Group’s development. It also provides support for the imprints’ development and diversification plans. In 2022, to nurture the Group’s culture of innovation and experimentation, the Department launched the first Innovation Challenge open to employees all over the world.