On 14 March, at the first annual ANDRH (National Association of Human Resources Directors) Awards, Hachette Livre won the “RH & Environment” award for the projects rolled out by its HR and CSR teams over the past year.
This honour rewards the efforts made by Hachette Livre to raise awareness about eco-design among employees.
The company implemented several different approaches:
- weeks with a focus on eco-design;
- informational flyers on eco-design best practices;
- an in-house eco-challenge that showcases the most impactful projects;
- a showroom to make eco-designed products more visible;
- and a wide range of awareness-raising events (Climate mural, Biodiversity mural, Digital mural).
Fully conscious of its responsibility as the publishing leader and true to its longstanding commitment to environmental protection, Hachette Livre is now more committed than ever before to continuing to improve its environmental footprint, in particular by rethinking the different stages in the lifecycle of a book (from editing to manufacturing, transport, sales, promotion, end of life and recycling).
“This award is an endorsement of our environmental policy, which is fully in line with the Lagardère group’s CSR strategy. I would especially like to congratulate Gaëtan Ruffault, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility, and his teams, and all our employees, for their engagement with these important issues. This honour will further boost our momentum as we pursue our commitment and deliver concrete solutions to the major CSR challenges of today and tomorrow,” affirmed Pierre Leroy, Chairman & CEO of Hachette Livre.
Hachette Livre is a subsidiary of Lagardère SA and the world’s third-largest mainstream publishing group (trade and educational). With revenue of €2,748 million in 2022, it is the market leader in France, number two in the UK, third in Spain and fourth in the US (in trade publishing). The Group comprises over 200 imprints which together publish around 15,000 new titles each year in a dozen languages (mainly French, English and Spanish). It covers all segments of the mainstream publishing market: general fiction, nonfiction, paperbacks, children’s and YA books, illustrated books, travel guides, textbooks, study guides and partworks.
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