Our principles

The Basic Principles of the MONDRAGON Co-operative Experience were approved at our first Co-operative Congress held in October 1987. They include a set of ideas forged over more than 30 years of operation as a co-operative, and are set out below in a condensed version:

Open admission
Democratic organisation
Sovereignty of labour
Instrumental and subordinate nature of capital
Participatory management
Payment solidarity
Inter-cooperation
Social transformation
Universality
Education