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Our raison d'être : FDJ’s strategic compass


“Gaming is our business, giving back to society is what drives us and responsibility is our constant focus.”

Our raison d’être is at the very heart of FDJ’s strategy. It is the fruit of a collective labour and reflects our stance as a useful, committed, and responsible company that is intertwined with the fabric of our society and our era. Our raison d’être has been part of our company by-laws since 2020 and guides us in everything we do. 

FDJ Group offers people who wish to experience the thrill of gaming and moments of emotion a wide range of responsibly-designed games.

Gaming is our business, giving back to society is what drives us and responsibility is our constant focus.

We promote recreational gaming by accompanying our customers, creating games with built-in integrity, and reducing the risks and consequences which arise from our activity. We actively help prevent addictive behaviour and underage gaming.

We are faithful to the French national lottery legacy – created to help wounded World War One soldiers – and we continue to support social and community initiatives, and fund good causes.

As key partners of local businesses, we ensure that our games and services are widely available through a dense network of neighbourhood retailers. Thanks to our committed employees and capacity for innovation, we are pursuing our goal of sustainable growth, underpinned by a responsible and socially useful business model, and close collaboration with our stakeholders. 

Deploying our raison d’être in 2020 involved: 

  • Rolling out our roadmap in the form of our six commitments. 
  • Accompanying our employees and stakeholders to build the future together. 
  • The Stakeholder Committee to ensure an open dialogue and thorough oversight of our commitments.   
  • Corporate communication based on the “Make a win-win” campaign
Portrait de Stéphane Pallez, Présidente directrice générale du groupe FDJ


“FDJ’s raison d’être is the long-term vision of our company: learning from the past to build the present and commit to the future.”

Stéphane Pallez Chairwoman and CEO of La Française des Jeux

FDJ’s raison d’être in six commitments

Our six commitments represent FDJ’s raison d’être and help us tangibly implement it in our operations.

  • Offer

    Develop an entertaining, honest, and responsibly-designed offer.

  • Engagement 2 raison d'être - Clients


    Be there for our customers wherever they are – from points of sale to online.

  • Engagement 3 raison d'être - jeu responsable

    Responsible gaming

    Prevent excessive gambling and fight against underage gambling.

  • Engagement 4 raison d'être - sociétal et environnemental

    Society and the environment

    Strengthen what we do for each other and for the environment.

  • Network

    Champion local business across France.

  • Engagement 6 raison d'être - International


    Promote our sustainable and responsible model around the world.

FDJ Stakeholder Committee

Our Stakeholder Committee aims to develop high-level dialogue about the stakes the Group faces. It oversees the application of our raison d’être and the six commitments. This body allows diverse points of view to be shared and for the company to implement new measures, understand expectations, and suggest avenues for improvement. 

The Stakeholder Committee is made up of 14 people and is presided by ex-Managing Director of Parisian hospital group AP-HP and President of Korian Rose-Marie Van Lerberghe. The Committee meets three times per year with President and CEO of FDJ Stéphane Pallez, and Executive Vice-President Charles Lantieri. Committee members represent the diversity of FDJ’s stakeholders, and/or are experts in areas close to the Group’s activities, in line with our raison d’être. So far, the Stakeholder Committee has met ten times.

  • RM Van Lerberghe

    Rose-Marie Van Lerberghe

    Chairwoman of the Committee - Former Chief Executive Officer of AP-HP and Chairwoman of Korian

  • PMO ati

    Philippe Moati

    Players and lottery
    Professor of Economics and Co-Chairman of the Observatoire Société et Consommation

  • EBelmas

    Elisabeth Belmas

    Players and lottery
    Gaming historian and specialist, Secretary General of scientific interest group Jeu et sociétés

  • selection marion

    Marion Caspers-Merk

    Players and lottery
    Ex-President of the Bade-Wurtemberg lottery

  • CPPD banetto

    Daniel Panetto

    French regions
    Chairman of Culture Presse

  • PCoy

    Philippe Coy

    French regions
    Chairman of Confédération des Buralistes

  • Cbouillon

    Christophe Bouillon

    French regions
    Mayor of Barentin Président of Association des Petites Villes de France

  • LNadeau

    Louise Nadeau

    Responsible gaming
    Professor Emeritus of psychology at the University of Montreal, expert in addiction

  • Cbucher

    Christian Bucher

    Responsible gaming
    Psychiatrist specialising in addictive behaviour

  • JBotalico

    Joëlle Bottalico

    Vice-Chairwoman of Secours Populaire français, Haut Conseil de la Vie associative

  • LDevillers

    Laurence Devillers

    Data, ethics
    Professor of artificial intelligence at CNRS

  • BHalgand

    Benoit Halgand

    Head of CSR and Climate - Comité 21, Co-founder of Manifeste Etudiant pour un Réveil Ecologique

  • CPP JB Carpentier

    Jean-Baptiste Carpentier

    Money laundering
    Head of Compliance Veolia Group

  • Sarah Ourahmoune - CPP

    Sarah Ourahmoune

    Olympic boxing vice-champion and vice president of the French Boxing Federation