The Migros Community has a clearly defined policy on remuneration which is set by reference to pre-determined salary bands. These are regularly reviewed and adjusted and must be approved by the Gottlieb and Adele Duttweiler Foundation.

The remuneration model of the Migros Community is simply and clearly structured. Salaries are based directly on rates of pay in the market, and the basic idea of social capital is taken into account when they are determined.


The bonus-free salary system is one of the core values of Migros and is integral to the company’s long-term development. In accordance with these principles, the members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Board do not receive any other payments or bonuses in respect of their duties with the Migros Community. They are not entitled to any contractually regulated severance pay.

Fees paid to members of the Board of Directors

The members of the FMC Board of Directors received a total of CHF 0.95 million in 2009 (2008: CHF 0.98 million), including committee attendance fees. The Chief Executive Officer, the managers of the affiliated Cooperatives and the staff representatives did not receive any remuneration in their position as members of the FMC Board of Directors.

Salaries of the Executive Board

The seven members of the FMC Executive Board (including the CEO) were paid a total of CHF 4.8 million in 2009 (2008: CHF 4.6 million).

Auditing and other fees 

For services across the group related to the auditing of the annual financial statements, and for other services in the areas of company evaluations, tax consultancy, accounting and due diligence audits, PwC and Mitreva invoiced for:


in 1'000 CHF Auditing services    Other services Total
  2009 2008 2009 2008 2009 2008
Federation of Migros Cooperatives,
Magazine zum Globus, Migros Beteiligungen AG,
Liegenschaften Betriebe AG, LeShop,
Hotelplan Group, Migros Bank, Migros Pension Fund,
Anlagestiftung, and Group account Migros Community
2'503 3'059 576 406 3'079 3'465
Other group companies 3'595 3'485 543 429 4'138 3'914

Für weitere Dienstleistungen wie Unternehmens-, IT-, Rechts- oder Steuerberatung wurden der PwC und Mitreva keine weiteren Honorare entrichtet.