WHAT WE DO

BUSINESS

We operate all over the world through business delegations and production plants in a variety of different fields such as Industry, Finance, Retail and Knowledge.

Our roadmap for 2021/2024. Improve in competitiveness, cooperation and flexibility in our response to major upheavals, through strategic pillars such as digital transformation, sustainability and the attraction of talent.

BUSINESS

We operate all over the world through business delegations and production plants in a variety of different fields such as Industry, Finance, Retail and Knowledge.

Our roadmap for 2021/2024. Improve in competitiveness, cooperation and flexibility in our response to major upheavals, through strategic pillars such as digital transformation, sustainability and the attraction of talent.

OUR STRUCTURE

MONDRAGON

FinanceIndustryRetailKnowledge

Finance

LABORAL Kutxa and LagunAro, EPSV focus on three specific activities: banking, insurance (through the Seguros Lagun Aro brand) and social welfare.

LABORAL Kutxa, a cooperative banking project, has 1.2 million customers. It is now one of Spain’s most solvent financial institutions. The Lagun Aro brand provides a comprehensive range of insurance services for private customers, the self-employed and businesses. LagunAro, EPSV also manages its own social welfare system for all cooperative members.

Industry

GLOBAL PRESENCE, INNOVATIVE APPROACH

The industrial area covers a broad range of activities, including goods and services in the sectors of consumer goods, capital goods, industrial components, construction and services to business.

Retail

1,645 OUTLETS

The EROSKI GROUP is one Spain’s leading retail chains, with a network of more than 1,600 shops. It operates mainly in the food sector, although it also has dedicated stores in such sectors as cosmetics, sports shops, petrol stations, opticians and travel agencies. The company’s parent company is the Eroski cooperative, owned by both its workforce and customers, who make up its governing bodies.

ERKOP. In Retail, the agri-food group ERKOP is also part of the MONDRAGON Corporation, operating in catering, cleaning, livestock farming and agriculture.

Knowledge

OUR OWN UNIVERSITY AND 14 R&D CENTRES

Training and education have traditionally been a mainstay of the cooperative experience. In 1997, the Corporation founded Mondragon Unibertsitatea. The university now has more than 5,000 students, with campuses in Mondragón, Oñati, Eskoriatza, Markina, Goierri, Irun, Bilbao, Aretxabaleta and San Sebastián. The degrees at Mondragon Unibertsitatea include undergraduate, master’s and PhD courses in the fields of engineering, education, communications, business management, entrepreneurship and food science. MONDRAGON has also developed an integrated system of Innovation, Promotion and Knowledge (M4FUTURE), which involves the cooperatives themselves, research centres, the university, and the Corporate Promotion Centre.

University

Higher Polytechnic Institute, Faculty of Business, Faculty of Humanities and Education Science, and the Faculty of Food Science

Technology Centres

Business R&D units

Education and Professional Training centres

Innovation Agents

CORPORATE PROJECTS

OTALORAMUGI DIGITALERAINNOVATIVE THINKING MONDRAGON PEOPLEBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

OTALORA

Otalora, MONDRAGON’s Centre for Management and Cooperative Development, opened in 1984 as IKASBIDE, instructing the young postgraduates that the cooperatives in the Mondragon Cooperative Group had invited to combine their postgraduate studies at this centre with placements at their companies.
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MUGI
Digitalera

MONDRAGON Learning Space for Digital Transformation. The present is already digital and the future will be even more so. The world is speeding up and we require new skills that change ever faster in all areas of life. We want to accompany you, be close and make resources available to you to help you build your professional future.
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Innovative Thinking

INNOVATION, COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT

At MONDRAGON, we generate new business activities, as well as knowledge and a skilled workforce through a holistic corporate innovation model called M4FUTURE.
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MONDRAGON People

We are a group with a global outreach, one that recognises and promotes talent, regardless of its origin. We are over a hundred cooperatives operating in different sectors. Where would you like to work? Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. A diversity of profiles that makes us unique.
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Business Development Center

The MONDRAGON promotion centre is a private corporate platform specialising in the development of new business activities.

OTALORAMUGI DIGITALERAINNOVATIVE THINKING MONDRAGON PEOPLEPROMOTION CENTRE

OTALORA

Otalora, MONDRAGON’s Centre for Management and Cooperative Development, opened in 1984 as IKASBIDE, instructing the young postgraduates that the cooperatives in the Mondragon Cooperative Group had invited to combine their postgraduate studies at this centre with placements at their companies.
Find out more about the project

MUGI
Digitalera

MONDRAGON Learning Space for Digital Transformation. The present is already digital and the future will be even more so. The world is speeding up and we require new skills that change ever faster in all areas of life. We want to accompany you, be close and make resources available to you to help you build your professional future.
Find out more about the project

Innovative Thinking

INNOVATION, COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT

At MONDRAGON, we generate new business activities, as well as knowledge and a skilled workforce through a holistic corporate innovation model called M4FUTURE.
Find out more about the project

MONDRAGON People

We are a group with a global outreach, one that recognises and promotes talent, regardless of its origin. We are over a hundred cooperatives operating in different sectors. Where would you like to work? Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. A diversity of profiles that makes us unique.
Find out more about the project

Promotion Centre

The MONDRAGON promotion centre is a private corporate platform specialising in the development of new business activities

Find out more about the project

SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION

MONDRAGON and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
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how MONDRAGON contributes in each case.
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NO POVERTY

Through social projects in both developed and developing countries. The MUNDUKIDE Foundation improves the lives of 80,000 people in Africa and Latin America.

ZERO HUNGER

Humanitarian support for vulnerable groups. Almost 10,000 people have had their annual dietary needs catered for thanks to the donations made by the retailer Eroski and its customers.

HEALTH

LagunAro provides healthcare and social welfare for 28,204 active members, 73,172 healthcare beneficiaries, and 14,544 senior citizens.

EDUCATION

A benchmark in advanced educational models and pioneers in dual training programmes, MONDRAGON educates and instructs over 11,000 students and 6,000 professionals.

EQUALITY

Almost half of the people working for MONDRAGON are women (49%), with a presence of 27.47% on Management Committee and 28.9% on Boards of Directors.

CLEAN WATER

MONDRAGON delivers international turnkey projects in electrical engineering and automation for wastewater treatment plants.

ENERGY

We develop projects for generating renewable energy, such as Ekian, the largest solar energy farm in Euskadi-The Basque Country.

WORK

This is one of the cooperative model’s key components. MONDRAGON is the largest employer in the Basque Country and one of the top ten nationwide.

INNOVATION

With an innovative business ecosystem, R&D centres and a university employing over 2,000 people.

REDUCED INEQUALITIES

The MONDRAGON business model generates equity, quality of life and equal opportunities.

CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

MONDRAGON is taking part in the European project “Smart Cities & Communities”; and it encourages the use of Euskera among its cooperatives (currently 59 have Euskera Plans).

CONSUMPTION

Health and sustainability are the pillars of our consumer model, which is firmly committed to local products. Over 50% of our suppliers are small, local producers.

CLIMATE

MONDRAGON aspires to a carbon-free economy. 90% of its sales have quality management certificates and 65% have certified environmental management systems.

LIFE BELOW WATER

MONDRAGON supports the Sustainable Fisheries project sponsored by the WWF.

LIFE ON LAND

MONDRAGON is involved in projects for recovering local wildlife, forestry management, and the sustainable farming of local produce.

GOVERNANCE

The cooperative model fosters transparency and grassroots involvement in ownership, management and results.

PARTNERSHIPS

MONDRAGON is the outcome of intercooperation. It has entered into agreements with numerous international networks and alliances for increasing its scope for social transformation.

By its very nature, our business model is responsible, democratic and sustainable.

Our aim is to promote cooperatives as the world’s foremost socio-business projects. We believe in the cooperative legacy, and besides cooperatives that are more robust and successful, we want coming generations to inherit a model of development that is better for people and the planet.

Sustainability is a strategic mainstay for MONDRAGON. Our mission is based on decent, quality employment, health and safety at work, education, sustainable consumption, innovation as the lever for a digital and eco-friendly transition, and support for social and community infrastructures and initiatives. In short, responding to society’s needs lies right at the heart of our Social Transformation.

We are the world’s largest Cooperative Ecosystem in Social Innovation.

We work shoulder-to-shoulder with business and social agents and the public administrations to create an environment of innovation, with our sights set firmly on social transformation. We look for sustainable solutions that will strike a balance between economic growth, environmental protection and social wellbeing.

Changing the world. MONDRAGON has recently been included in Fortune magazine’s “Change the World – 2020” list, being ranked in eleventh position worldwide. This is a honour that acknowledges the efforts companies make in their contribution to the major challenges society faces today.

SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION

By its very nature, our business model is responsible, democratic and sustainable.

Sustainability is a strategic mainstay for MONDRAGON. Our mission is based on decent, quality employment, health and safety at work, education, sustainable consumption, innovation as the lever for a digital and eco-friendly transition, and support for social and community infrastructures and initiatives. In short, responding to society’s needs lies right at the heart of our Social Transformation.

We are the world’s largest Cooperative
Ecosystem in Social Innovation.

We work shoulder-to-shoulder with business and social agents and the public administrations to create an environment of innovation, with our sights set firmly on social transformation. We look for sustainable solutions that will strike a balance between economic growth, environmental protection and social wellbeing.

Changing the world. MONDRAGON has recently been included in Fortune magazine’s “Change the World – 2020” list, being ranked in eleventh position worldwide. This is a honour that acknowledges the efforts companies make in their contribution to the major challenges society faces today.

MONDRAGON and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
Click on the SDG icon
to discover how MONDRAGON contributes in each case.
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NO POVERTY

Through social projects in both developed and developing countries. The MUNDUKIDE Foundation improves the lives of 80,000 people in Africa and Latin America.

ZERO HUNGER

Humanitarian support for vulnerable groups. Almost 10,000 people have had their annual dietary needs catered for thanks to the donations made by the retailer Eroski and its customers.

HEALTH

LagunAro provides healthcare and social welfare for 28,204 active members, 73,172 healthcare beneficiaries, and 14,544 senior citizens.

EDUCATION

A benchmark in advanced educational models and pioneers in dual training programmes, MONDRAGON educates and instructs over 11,000 students and 6,000 professionals.

EQUALITY

Almost half of the people working for MONDRAGON are women (49%), with a presence of 27.47% on Management Committee and 28.9% on Boards of Directors.

CLEAN WATER

MONDRAGON delivers international turnkey projects in electrical engineering and automation for wastewater treatment plants.

ENERGY

We develop projects for generating renewable energy, such as Ekian, the largest solar energy farm in Euskadi-The Basque Country.

WORK

This is one of the cooperative model’s key components. MONDRAGON is the largest employer in the Basque Country and one of the top ten nationwide.

INNOVATION

With an innovative business ecosystem, R&D centres and a university employing over 2,000 people.

REDUCED INEQUALITIES

The MONDRAGON business model generates equity, quality of life and equal opportunities.

CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

MONDRAGON is taking part in the European project “Smart Cities & Communities”; and it encourages the use of Euskera among its cooperatives (currently 59 have Euskera Plans).

CONSUMPTION

Health and sustainability are the pillars of our consumer model, which is firmly committed to local products. Over 50% of our suppliers are small, local producers.

CLIMATE

MONDRAGON aspires to a carbon-free economy. 90% of its sales have quality management certificates and 65% have certified environmental management systems.

LIFE BELOW WATER

MONDRAGON supports the Sustainable Fisheries project sponsored by the WWF.

LIFE ON LAND

MONDRAGON is involved in projects for recovering local wildlife, forestry management, and the sustainable farming of local produce.

GOVERNANCE

The cooperative model fosters transparency and grassroots involvement in ownership, management and results.

PARTNERSHIPS

MONDRAGON is the outcome of intercooperation. It has entered into agreements with numerous international networks and alliances for increasing its scope for social transformation.

FUNDACIÓN MUNDUKIDE HAS SPENT THE LAST 21 YEARS HELPING TO LAUNCH COOPERATIVE PROJECTS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

CERTIFICATIONS

QUALITY

Global impact on companies in INDUSTRY.

3 UNE-EN 9100
certifications
(aerospace)
35 ISO/IATF 16949
certifications
(automotive industry)
137 ISO 9001
certifications
> 90% of sales with a certified quality management system

ENVIRONMENT

2 ISO 50001
certifications
75 ISO 14001
certifications
4 ISO 14006
certifications
75% of sales with an environmental management system.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

2 Healthy Workplace
certificates
45 ISO45001
certifications
55% of workers with a certified occupational health and safety management system.

BASQUE LANGUAGE

50 Bikain Basque
certifications

FOUNDATIONS

EROSKI

Its remit is the promotion and protection of consumers and, in particular, education and information on consumer affairs. Its main agent is Eroski Consumer, one of the most popular Spanish media on the Internet.

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ULMA FOUNDATION

Its mission is to promote the Social Economy and foster activities of a cultural, social, charitable or healthcare nature. It is also committed to education and socio-cooperative and professional training, and the dissemination of the precepts of cooperativism in its area of influence.

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MONDRAGON FOUNDATION

It drives the social economy within the ambit of the MONDRAGON cooperatives, promoting education and socio-cooperative and professional training, as well as the research and development mandated to raise their level of technology.

MUNDUKIDE FOUNDATION

Mundukide is a cooperation project involving communities in developing countries, sharing experiences, resources and cooperative know-how in order to boost their self-management and integral development.

KNOWING +

AZARO FOUNDATION

Azaro Fundazioa participates in the creation of new innovative businesses in the Basque district of Lea-Artibai. In addition, it disseminates a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation, while promoting cooperative values.

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LAGUN ARO INSURANCES – A SOCIAL PERSPECTIVE

It performs important work in society and in its three operating areas: The promotion of popular sport, cultural events, and the launch of projects for improving the quality of life of the victims of road accidents.

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GIZABIDEA FOUNDATION

GIZABIDEA seeks to promote culture and education and create its own educational infrastructure and system, with the aim of transforming people and society in general. GIZABIDEA is the outcome of the joint efforts of the cooperatives, and in particular FAGOR GROUP, which has assigned part of its earnings to research and education.