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.
The Coop Group Cooperative is based in Basel. At the end of 2020 the cooperative had over 2.5 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 116 to 119 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.
The Board of Directors represents the Coop Group externally and attends to all business that is not entrusted to another governing body of the Coop Group by law, the Articles of Association or the Regulations. It is comprised of ten members.
The Executive Committee is responsible for the operational management of the Coop Group. It comprises seven members.