Legal form & mission
The FMC coordinates the activities of Migros, determines its strategy and represents the Migros Community to the outside world. As a Migros service provider, it is responsible for covering the needs of the regional Cooperatives through a system of combined purchasing and production, as well as by establishing or acquiring participatory interests and subsidiary companies of all kinds.
The organs of the FMC are the Assembly of Delegates, the Board of Directors, the Executive Board and the Board of Control.
Cooperative capital – distribution & liability
The cooperative capital of the FMC totals CHF 15 million (Migros Group Financial Report, consolidated group, p. 109). The shares have a nominal value of CHF 1'000, pay interest of 4% and are not transferable. They are distributed among the regional Cooperatives as follows (as a percentage of cooperative capital):
|Migros Cooperative Zurich (MCZ)||32.3%|
|Migros Cooperative Aare (MCAA)||19.8%|
|Migros Cooperative Eastern Switzerland (MCOS)||11.4%|
|Migros Cooperative Basel (MCBS)||10%|
|Migros Cooperative Geneva (MCGE)||7.2%|
|Migros Cooperative Vaud (MCVD)||4.8%|
|Migros Cooperative Lucerne (MCLU)||4.6%|
|Migros Cooperative Neuchâtel-Fribourg (MCNE-FR)||4.4%|
|Migros Cooperative Ticino (MCTI)||3.8%|
|Migros Cooperative Valais (MCVS)||1.7%|
In accordance with the statutes, the shares that do not represent participation certificates are underwritten on the basis of the annual retail sales. The number of shares acquired by the Cooperatives is based on the conditions in 1957. As it was no longer necessary to issue new shares to raise finance for the FMC, and because the voting rights are exercised independently of the share distribution, the Board of Directors decided not to change anything and has retained the original distribution from 1957.
Liability for the obligations of the FMC is limited to its assets.
Statutes & regulations
The organisation of the FMC is set out in the company statutes (version of 7 November 2020), substantially in the updated organisational rules of the Assembly of Delegates (version of 9 April 2016) and in the organisational rules of the Board of Directors (version of 7 November 2020). The reciprocal rights and duties between the FMC and the regional Cooperatives are set out in ten (identical) agreements between the FMC and the Cooperatives (version of June 1984, as amended).