It was initiated in 1957 by Gottlieb Duttweiler and incorporated in the statutes as an independent business unit – on an equal footing with the economic success of the company.
This voluntary cultural and social commitment made by the Migros Culture Percentage, is globally unique. The Federation of Migros Cooperatives (FMC) and the ten regional Migros Cooperatives undertake to make an annual contribution, which is calculated on the basis of their sales and is also paid in the event of a decline in profit.
In 2015, Migros Culture Percentage invested CHF 120.19 million into giving something back to society in the spirit of Gottlieb Duttweiler. It thereby provided fresh impetus in all its areas of activity and encouraged social dialogue.
Migros Culture Percentage dedicates itself to the areas of culture, education, society and leisure. The permanent institutions include Migros Club School, the Eurocentres, the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, the four "im Grüne" parks, the Ferrovia Monte Generoso, the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art and the Arc.
Migros Culture Percentage also organises events of its own, supports projects and artists, and promotes young talent. On a national level this is done by the FMC, on a regional level by the ten Migros Cooperatives. The central aim is to grant people access to the current artistic forms of expression and to enable them to participate in social, economic and cultural change.
Migros Culture Percentage expenses 2014 by area
in 1'000 CHF
Migros Culture Percentage expenses 2010 – 2014
|In CHF million||2010||2011||2012||2013||2014||2015|
Migros Culture Percentage expenses 1957 - 2015
in million CHF
|Total until 2015||4.364|
33 projects were supported in the reporting year. The development fund is financed with 10% of the dividends of the subsidiaries, including Denner, Migros Bank and Migrol. A total of CHF 10.3 million was made available in 2015 (CHF 8.6 million spent).
|in CHF million||2013||2014||2015|
CHF 10.3 million
Engagement Migros supports pioneering projects in the midst of social change, projects that break new ground and test future-oriented solutions. At present, projects are being supported in four areas: Mobility, Production & Nutrition, Museums & Public and Creatives & Market. In addition to the areas of culture and sustainability, the development fund also became active in the area of economic development in the reporting year.