GRI reporting

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Our sustainability reporting is based on the globally recognised standards of the Global Reporting Initiative, or GRI for short. This initiative was created in 1997 by the United Nations Environment Programme. By complying with these standards, we aim to report on sustainability as transparently, comparably and holistically as possible. The GRI standards help us to systematically disclose our impact on people and the environment as well as our strategic approach to managing these topics. At the same time, the standards support us in ensuring our progress is measurable.

GRI explained in brief

  • GRI explained in brief

    How we make our actions visible

Open, transparent and comparable

The Migros Group hereby reports in accordance with the GRI Standards for the period 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

For GRI 1, the standard “GRI 1: Foundation 2021” was used. No GRI Sector Standards were applied. We have taken the German version as our basis.

For GRI 2 (General Disclosures), GRI 3 (Material Topics) and the Topic Standards, we used the latest version available as of August 2023.

GRI reporting also covers the reporting obligations from the OECD Guidance. Find out more at «OECD and human rights».

General Disclosures

Material topics 

  • GRI 3: Material topics

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    GRI number and name 

    Migros Group disclosure  

    3-1: Process to determine material topics  

    Materiality analysis

    3-2: List of material topics  

    Materiality analysis

    3-3: Management of material topics 

    See “Topic management disclosures” for each Topic Standard

    Economy topic standards 

    • GRI 203: Indirect economic impacts

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      Migros Group disclosure  

      OECD chapter assignment  

      203: Topic management disclosures  

      Social standards

      Human rights  

      203-1: Infrastructure investments and services supported  

      Social standards

      Human rights   

      203-2: Significant indirect economic impacts  

      Social standards

      Human rights   

      • GRI 204: Procurement practices

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        Migros Group disclosure  

        OECD chapter assignment  

        204: Topic management disclosures  

        Social standards

        Human rights  

        204-1: Proportion of spending on local suppliers   

        Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: there is currently no Group-wide data available for this key figure.  

        Human rights  

        • GRI 205: Anti-corruption

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          Migros Group disclosure  

          OECD chapter assignment  

          205: Topic management disclosures  

          Migros Group Code of Conduct

          Internal control instruments

          Migros Group Human Rights Policy Statement

          Political activities

          Corruption   

          205-1: Operations assessed for risks related to corruption 

          Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: at present, the relevant data is not collected across the board. A Group-wide survey of the information is planned as the reporting matures.  

          Corruption 

          205-2: Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures  

          Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: at present, the relevant data is not collected across the board. A Group-wide survey of the information is planned as the reporting matures. 

          Corruption 

          205-3: Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken  

          Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: at present, the relevant data is not collected across the board. A Group-wide survey of the information is planned as the reporting matures. 

          Corruption 

          Environmental topic standards

          • GRI 301: Materials

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            Migros Group disclosure  

            OECD chapter assignment  

            301: Topic management disclosures  

            Packaging
            Raw materials – Food

            Environment  

            301-1: Materials used by weight or volume 

            Key figures – packaging

            Environment 

            301-2: Recycled input materials used  

            Key figures – packaging

            Environment 

            301-3: Reclaimed products and their packaging materials 

            Key figures – packaging

            Environment 

            • GRI 302: Energy

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              Migros Group disclosure  

              OECD chapter assignment

              302: Topic management disclosures 

              Climate & energy strategy

              Environment    

              302-1: Energy consumption within the organisation 

              Key figures on climate and energy

              Environment 

              302-2: Energy consumption outside of the organisation 

              Key figures on climate and energy
              Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: no Group-wide data is available. Outside the organisation, we focus on measuring greenhouse gas emissions as part of our SBTi target. Energy consumption is not calculated or estimated separately.

              Environment 

              302-3: Energy intensity 

              Key figures on climate and energy

              Environment 

              302-4: Reduction of energy consumption 

              Key figures on climate and energy

              Environment 

              302-5: Reduction in energy requirements of products and services 

              Key figures on climate and energy
              Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: no Group-wide data is available. For our products and services, the focus of our SBTi target is on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The change in energy consumption is not recorded or estimated separately.

              Environment 

              • GRI 303: Water and effluents

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                Migros Group disclosure  

                OECD chapter assignment  

                303: Topic management disclosures  

                Product range and services strategy

                Environment  

                303-1: Interactions with water as a shared resource  

                Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: the Group-wide strategy on biodiversity and water is currently still being developed, and we expect to be able to publish initial information and data from the 2024 reporting year onwards. 

                Environment 

                303-2: Management of water discharge-related impacts  

                Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: the Group-wide strategy on biodiversity and water is currently still being developed, and we expect to be able to publish initial information and data from the 2024 reporting year onwards. 

                Environment 

                303-3: Water withdrawal  

                Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: the Group-wide strategy on biodiversity and water is currently still being developed, and we expect to be able to publish initial information and data from the 2024 reporting year onwards. 

                Environment 

                303-4: Water discharge  

                Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: the Group-wide strategy on biodiversity and water is currently still being developed, and we expect to be able to publish initial information and data from the 2024 reporting year onwards. 

                Environment 

                303-5: Water consumption  

                Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: the Group-wide strategy on biodiversity and water is currently still being developed, and we expect to be able to publish initial information and data from the 2024 reporting year onwards. 

                Environment 

                • GRI 304: Biodiversity

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                  Migros Group disclosure  

                  OECD chapter assignment  

                  304: Topic management disclosures  

                  Product range and services strategy

                  Environment  

                  304-1: Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas  

                  Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: the Group-wide strategy on biodiversity and water is currently still being developed, and we expect to be able to publish initial information and data from the 2024 reporting year onwards. 

                  Environment 

                  304-2: Significant impacts of activities, products and services on biodiversity   

                  Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: the Group-wide strategy on biodiversity and water is currently still being developed, and we expect to be able to publish initial information and data from the 2024 reporting year onwards. 

                  Environment 

                  304-3: Habitats protected or restored  

                  Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: the Group-wide strategy on biodiversity and water is currently still being developed, and we expect to be able to publish initial information and data from the 2024 reporting year onwards. 

                  Environment 

                  304-4: IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations  

                  Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: the Group-wide strategy on biodiversity and water is currently still being developed, and we expect to be able to publish initial information and data from the 2024 reporting year onwards. 

                  Environment 

                  • GRI 305: Emissions 

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                    Migros Group disclosure

                    OECD chapter assignment

                    305: Topic management disclosures 

                    Climate & energy strategy

                    Environment    

                    305-1: Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions  

                    Key figures on climate and energy

                    Environment 

                    305-2: Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions

                    Key figures on climate and energy

                    Environment 

                    305-3: Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions

                    Key figures on climate and energy

                    Environment 

                    305-4: GHG emissions intensity 

                    Key figures on climate and energy

                    Environment 

                    305-5: Reduction of GHG emissions  

                    Key figures on climate and energy

                    Environment 

                    305-6: Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS)

                    Key figures on climate and energy

                    Environment 

                    305-7: Nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx) and other significant air emissions 

                    Key figures on climate and energy

                    Environment 

                    • GRI 306: Waste 

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                      GRI number and name 

                      Migros Group disclosure

                      OECD chapter assignment  

                      306: Topic management disclosures 

                      Circularity strategy

                      Environment    

                      306-1: Waste generation and significant waste-related impacts 

                      Circularity strategy

                      Environment 

                      306-2: Management of significant waste-related impacts   

                      Circularity strategy

                      Environment 

                      306-3: Waste generated 

                      Key figures on circularity

                      Environment 

                      306-4: Waste diverted from disposal  

                      Key figures on circularity

                      Environment 

                      306-5: Waste directed to disposal   

                      Key figures on circularity

                      Environment 

                      • GRI 308: Supplier Environmental Assessment

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                        GRI number and name 

                        Migros Group disclosure

                        OECD chapter assignment

                        308: Topic management disclosures  

                        Environmental standards

                        Environment    

                        308-1: New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria 

                        Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: there is currently no Group-wide data available. A corresponding data collection system is being established with the introduction of amfori BEPI.

                        Environment 

                        308-2: Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken 

                        Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: there is currently no Group-wide data available. A corresponding data collection system is being established with the introduction of amfori BEPI.

                        Environment 

                        Social topic standards 

                        • GRI 401: Employment

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                          Migros Group disclosure  

                          OECD chapter assignment  

                          401: Topic management disclosures  

                          Own employees

                          Social standards at our suppliers

                          Employment & social partnership

                          401-1: New employee hires and employee turnover  

                          Key personnel figures
                          Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: the Group-wide data collection on the number of new hires is currently underway. We expect to be able to report initial key figures in this regard from the 2026/27 financial year onwards. 

                          Employment & social partnership

                          401-2: Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees  

                          Company benefits – CLA-covered employees

                          Company benefits – Denner
                          Definition of “important operating sites”: operating sites in Switzerland with Migros CLA or Travel CLA and Denner locations.

                          Employment & social partnership

                          401-3: Parental leave  

                          Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: the Group-wide data collection on parental leave is currently underway. We expect to be able to report initial key figures in this regard from the 2026/27 financial year onwards. 

                          Employment & social partnership

                          • GRI 403: Occupational health and safety

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                            Migros Group disclosure  

                            OECD chapter assignment  

                            403: Topic management disclosures  

                            Occupational health and safety

                            Employment & social partnership  

                            403-1: Occupational health and safety management system 

                            Occupational health and safety

                            Employment & social partnership 

                            403-2: Hazard identification, risk assessment and incident investigation 

                            Occupational health and safety

                            Employment & social partnership 

                            403-3: Occupational health services 

                            Occupational health and safety

                            Employment & social partnership 

                            403-4: Worker participation, consultation, and communication on occupational health and safety 

                            Occupational health and safety

                            Employment & social partnership 

                            403-5: Worker training on occupational health and safety 

                            Occupational health and safety

                            Employment & social partnership 

                            403-6: Promotion of worker health 

                            Occupational health and safety

                            Employment & social partnership 

                            403-7: Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety impacts directly linked by business relationships 

                            Occupational health and safety

                            Employment & social partnership 

                            403-8: Workers covered by an occupational health and safety management system 

                            Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: group-wide data collection is currently underway. We expect to be able to report initial key figures in this regard from the 2026 financial year onwards. 

                            Employment & social partnership 

                            403-9: Work-related injuries  

                            Absences statistics
                            Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: Group-wide data collection to differentiate the severity of injuries is currently underway. We expect to be able to report initial key figures in this regard from the 2026/27 financial year onwards. 

                            Employment & social partnership 

                            403-10: Work-related ill health 

                            Absences statistics

                            Employment & social partnership 

                            • GRI 405: Diversity and equal opportunity

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                              Migros Group disclosure  

                              OECD chapter assignment  

                              405: Topic management disclosures  

                              Inclusion and diversity

                              Employment & social partnership  

                              405-1: Diversity of governance bodies and employees  

                              Diversity in the Assembly of Delegates

                              Diversity in the Board of Directors

                              Diversity in the Management

                              Diversity among employees

                              Employment & social partnership   

                              405-2: Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men  

                              Remuneration policy Omitted with justification “Limitations due to a duty of confidentiality”: in order to guarantee a non-discriminatory pay system, all companies in Switzerland with more than one hundred employees are required by law to carry out an equal pay analysis. This analysis is carried out at individual company level. For reasons of confidentiality, we currently only have Group-wide salary data without further personal characteristics, which is why Group-wide data collection is not possible.  

                              Employment & social partnership   

                              • GRI 406: Non-discrimination  

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                                Migros Group disclosure  

                                OECD chapter assignment  

                                406: Topic management disclosures  

                                Own employees – personnel policy

                                Social standards at our suppliers

                                Employment & social partnership 

                                406-1: Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken  

                                Key figures – social standards

                                Employment & social partnership  

                                • GRI 407: Freedom of association and collective bargaining

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                                  Migros Group disclosure  

                                  OECD chapter assignment  

                                  407: Topic management disclosures  

                                  Own employees – personnel policy

                                  Social standards at our suppliers

                                  Employment & social partnership  

                                  407-1: Operations and suppliers in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk 

                                  Key figures – social standards

                                  Employment & social partnership 

                                  • GRI 408: Child labour

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                                    Migros Group disclosure  

                                    OECD chapter assignment  

                                    408: Topic management disclosures  

                                    Own employees – personnel policy

                                    Social standards at our suppliers

                                    Social impact of the cultivation of agricultural raw materials

                                    Employment & social partnership  

                                    408-1: Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of child labour 

                                    Own employees – personnel policy

                                    Social standards at our suppliers

                                    Social impact of the cultivation of agricultural raw materials

                                    Key figures – social standards

                                    Employment & social partnership 

                                    • GRI 409: Forced or compulsory labour

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                                      Migros Group disclosure  

                                      OECD chapter assignment  

                                      409: Topic management disclosures  

                                      Own employees – personnel policy

                                      Social standards at our suppliers

                                      Social impact of the cultivation of agricultural raw materials

                                      Employment & social partnership 

                                      409-1: Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labour 

                                      Own employees – personnel policy

                                      Social standards at our suppliers

                                      Social impact of the cultivation of agricultural raw materials

                                      Key figures – social standards

                                      Employment & social partnership  

                                      • GRI 414: Supplier Social Assessment

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                                        Migros Group disclosure  

                                        OECD chapter assignment  

                                        414: Topic management disclosures  

                                        Social standards at our suppliers

                                        Human rights    

                                        414-1: New suppliers that were screened using social criteria  

                                        Key figures – social standards

                                        Human rights     

                                        414-2: Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken  

                                        Key figures – social standards

                                        Human rights     

                                        • GRI 416: Customer health and safety

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                                          Migros Group disclosure  

                                          OECD chapter assignment  

                                          416: Topic management disclosures  

                                          Product safety

                                          Consumer interests   

                                          416-1: Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories 

                                          Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: the collection of Group-wide data on product safety is currently still underway. We expect to be able to publish initial key figures for the 2024 reporting year.  

                                          Consumer interests 

                                          416-2: Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services 

                                          Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: the collection of Group-wide data on product safety is currently still underway. We expect to be able to publish initial key figures for the 2024 reporting year.  

                                          Consumer interests 

                                          • GRI 417: Marketing and labeling

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                                            Migros Group disclosure  

                                            OECD chapter assignment  

                                            417: Topic management disclosures  

                                            Product labelling


                                            Responsible marketing

                                            Consumer interests   

                                            417-1: Requirements for product and service information and labeling  

                                            Product labelling
                                            Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: the collection of Group-wide data on product labelling is currently still underway. We expect to be able to publish initial key figures for the 2024 reporting year.  

                                            Consumer interests    

                                            417-2: Incidents of non-compliance concerning product and service information and labeling  

                                            Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: the collection of Group-wide data on product labelling is currently still underway. We expect to be able to publish initial key figures for the 2024 reporting year.  

                                            Consumer interests    

                                            417-3: Incidents of non-compliance concerning marketing communications  

                                            Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: the collection of Group-wide data is currently still underway. We expect to be able to publish initial key figures for the 2024 reporting year.  

                                            Consumer interests    

                                            • GRI 418: Customer privacy

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                                              Migros Group disclosure  

                                              OECD chapter assignment  

                                              418: Topic management disclosures  

                                              Migros Group Code of Conduct

                                              Privacy Policy

                                              Data protection for the Cumulus bonus programme

                                              Consumer interests   

                                              418-1: Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data 

                                              Omitted with justification “Information not available/incomplete”: at present, relevant data is collected on a case-by-case basis. A Group-wide survey of the information is planned as the reporting matures. 

                                              Consumer interests    

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