Description: A business conglomerate organised on a cooperative basis, first formed in 1956
What is good: Proves that collaborative models can succeed at scale
HQ Location and Country: Spain
Operation locations: HQ Mondragon, operations throughout Spain and in South America, rest of Europe, Middle East and Asia

MONDRAGON is one of the largest business groups in Spain. In 2017, the group’s revenues totalled about €12,000 million, while its staff comprised 80.818 workers. The 266 companies and cooperatives in the MONDRAGON Group operate in such sectors as the manufacturing industry, finance, and retail, carrying out initiatives in the fields of knowledge, innovation, education and the promotion of new businesses.

How it shows

Just doing it

Committed to operation site 1956. MONDRAGON Corporation is the embodiment of the co-operative movement that began in 1956, the year that witnessed the creation of the first industrial cooperative in Mondragón in the province of Gipuzkoa; its business philosophy is contained in its Corporate Values: Cooperation, Participation, Social Responsibility, Innovation.


Good process, Wide engagement, Balanced measurement, Using technology and Sustainable practice

The Corporation’s Mission combines the core goals of a business organisation competing on international markets with the use of democratic methods in its business organisation, the creation of jobs, the human and professional development of its workers and a pledge to development with its social environment. In terms of organisation, it is divided into four areas: Finance, Industry, Distribution and Knowledge, and is today the foremost Basque business group and the tenth largest in Spain.

Open policy making and Learning process

The governance process is democratic and it has its own university 

There is a wealth of information on their website, the corporate profile is a good place to start.