Our approach

The Mibelle Group belongs to the most sustainable retailer in the world. Even during his lifetime, Gottlieb Duttweiler, Migros’ founder and a bona fide pioneer, called on people to use resources sparingly so the next generation would have a world worth living in. That’s why we’re committed to optimising all environmental protection measures as part of a continuous improvement process in order to reduce our impact on the environment.

Responsible production, research and management has characterised the Mibelle Group from the outset. We have thus ascribed to a comprehensive vision of sustainability and a corresponding commitment.

We not only help our customers to obtain full services optimally tailored to their requirements – sustainability is part of the conviction at our company and offers our customers an expedient added value.


Our targets

We have achieved all sustainability targets of the first stage 2015-2020. Up to 2025, we have set ourselves new ambitious targets, but these are realistic and motivating objectives. The pioneering visions up to 2040 act as beacons providing us with direction in the long term. They prepare the ground for more radical innovations and presuppose certain technical advancements.

We have set ourselves ambitious targets in seven key areas up to 2025.

From 2040, we will only process sustainable raw materials.

From 2040, we will only work with renewable energies.

From 2040, we will only work with closed ecological cycles.


Our focus

Sustainable Innovations

In the research and development of new products, the Mibelle Group is characterised by innovative strength, enabling it to constantly reconcile sustainability and demand. Equally, we are focusing on product packaging recycling and are committed to high-quality, sustainable raw materials.

Sustainable Production

We are implementing diverse measures for more sustainable production in our businesses. These measures place great emphasis on especially efficient and prudent use of natural resources such as energy, raw materials and water.

Social Commitment

The requirements for the attainment of our goals are good working conditions that the Mibelle Group, as a progressive employer, strives to create (social pioneering). Social fairness and qualified employees are the direct positive consequence of this.


Our commitment

For us, sustainability means that ecological, social and economic aspects are taken into consideration in our daily business activities. 

We promise our customers that our products are always at the cutting edge as far as the environment goes.

We handle our soil, water and air with care and strive to create eco-friendly closed loops.

We have a systematic approach to sustainability management under ISO 14001. Our sites in Buchs, Frenkendorf and Sarreguemines are certified accordingly.

Sustainability stories

Apprenticeship: a highly promising start


The Swiss vocational education system is a recipe for success and unique in Europe. Some two thirds of all young people in Switzerland choose to study for an apprenticeship after compulsory schooling. An apprenticeship offers attractive employment market prospects and helps to a great extent to develop personal maturity. Swiss Migros is the biggest provider of vocational training in Switzerland, with 3,600 apprentices.

Development of professional expertise and promotion of social skills

There is already today a lack of well trained specialists. The Mibelle Group has recognised this social duty and attaches great importance to a sound basic education for its apprentices. The young people learn important general skills, such as customer focus, reliability, team working and friendliness. The focus is also firmly on development of soft skills, which are an important prerequisite for any job. These include self-discipline, problem-solving skills, time management and presentation techniques. We are also particularly concerned that the apprentices should understand business management matters and acquire entrepreneurial skills.

Active cooperation on concrete projects

Being young adults, apprentices think differently to long-term employees - so the company benefits from this too. By training apprentices in the Human Centred Design department where many innovations take place, for example, the Mibelle Group has an immediate insight into trends amongst young people. The apprentices are involved in concrete projects and make an active contribution to the company’s development. In the field of sustainability, apprentices are made aware of environmental problems early on and can contribute their ideas as part of apprentice projects.

The apprentices are the experts of tomorrow

The Mibelle Group trains more than 50 apprentices in 11 different professions - from plant operators and chemistry lab technicians, via office assistants and automation engineers, to pharmaceuticals or food technology. We offer 15-20 apprenticeships per year and run taster courses to give young people their first insights into the world of work. 

Interesting employment conditions and attractive prospects

It is worth training with the Mibelle Group - our apprentices enjoy progressive employment conditions, flexible working time models and numerous discounts on services such as language lessons and public transport season tickets. Cohesion between apprentices is promoted across the sites by means of various internal activities.

The young adults can take virtually any route they like after they have completed their apprenticeships. The Mibelle Group continues to employ 60-70% of the apprentices every year, something that it is very proud of.