Corporate governance

Corporate governance is based on the principle of management’s transparency and openness towards employees and the general public. In the following chapter, Coop provides an insight into its company structure.

 

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Group structure

The Coop Group Cooperative is based in Basel. At the end of 2017 the cooperative had around 2.6 million members. Any resident of Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein can become a member. The Coop Group Cooperative holds stakes in a number of companies in Switzerland and abroad. Pages 108 and 109 of the Annual Report (Scope of consolidation) provide information on the group structure. There are no cross-holdings within the Coop Group. The Coop Group Cooperative is responsible for the general direction of business of the Coop Group. The executive bodies of the Coop Group Cooperative are the Regional Councils, Delegate Assembly, Board of Directors, Executive Committee and auditors.