Being “partners” entails the notion of moving forward together. Leroy Merlin believes that only long-lasting relationships can truly create value for everyone. Customers Meeting with residents and homeowners • Exchanges with customers Suppliers Referencing regional suppliers • Developing long-term relationships Institutional Impact assessments • Local recruitment Associations Promoting local actions and events • Employee commitment LEROY MERLIN has always sought to create relationships with those in its surroundings. Exchanges and partnerships with local entities - and close relationships with residents and homeowners anywhere in the world that LEROY MERLIN operates - are part this interaction so encouraged and valued by the banner. The opening of a LEROY MERLIN store creates a wealth of benefits for a city and its suburbs. Each new store creates, on average, nearly 150 lasting jobs. For the region’s suppliers, it also represents the chance to access the international market. Lastly, it means the development of solid partnerships with those who create and sustain local community life. Each store manager enjoys a great deal of autonomy to take all appropriate steps in his or her own territory with those working in local economic, social, and cultural development.