MONDRAGON Corporation is the embodiment of the co-operative movement that began in 1956; its business philosophy is contained in its Corporate Values: Co-operation, participation, Social Responsibility, Innovation. Mondragon’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. Currently, the group is active in a number of core industrial and service activities, distribution, banking and insurance, as well as higher education and Research & Development.