The values responsibility and credibility are part of the Group strategy and are upheld along the entire value-added chain. Migros has been committed to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact since 2006. It also makes an important contribution to implementation of the UNO's global sustainability goals.
The Migros Group has a clear concept of sustainability. It offers a broad range of sustainable products and services, serves as a partner for a healthy lifestyle, is a model employer, sets standards for climate protection and resource efficiency, and promotes social cohesion.
The strategic sustainability management is performed on several levels:
In order to manage the achievement of targets, Migros uses KPIs to measure its progress in the area of sustainability. The degree to which the basic requirements and individual goals have been met is regularly monitored centrally by the Federation of Migros Cooperatives (FMC). The progress (including status indicators) is reported to internal decision makers and, to some extent, made public.
In the reporting year, the Issue Management & Sustainability department introduced a sustainability tool with which the Migros Group companies are able to manage and analyse their sustainability data themselves. Since the end of 2017, all companies belonging to the Migros Group have obtained their data through this shared platform.
A range of basic social and ecological requirements apply to all Migros Group companies. These are also mandatory for companies that have been acquired by the Migros Group in Switzerland and abroad. They have 18 months to implement all the processes necessary to meet these requirements.
The 18 basic requirements for suppliers and product ranges include labour standards in the supply chain, and requirements relating to food safety, animal welfare and the protection of global fisheries and rainforests.
The basic requirements for corporate environmental protection include measures in the areas of climate, energy and waste. The companies have defined individual targets and thus contribute to climate protection and resource efficiency.