2. Release of information
1 The members may draw the attention of the auditor to dubious procedures and request the necessary information.1
2 The society’s ledgers and business correspondence may be inspected only with the express authorisation of the general assembly of members or by resolution of the directors and if measures are taken to safeguard trade secrets.
3 The court may order the cooperative to provide the members with information on significant matters relevant to the exercise of their right of control in the form of authenticated copies from its ledgers or correspondence. The court order must not jeopardise the interests of the cooperative.
4 The members’ right of control may not be excluded or restricted either by the articles of association or by resolutions made by a governing body of the society.
1 Amended by No I 3 of the FA of 16 Dec. 2005 (Law on Limited Liability Companies and Amendments to the Law on Companies limited by Shares, Cooperatives, the Commercial Register and Business Names), in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4791; BBl 2002 3148, 2004 3969).
A. Constatation de la qualité d’associé
1 Les statuts peuvent prescrire l’établissement d’une pièce constatant la qualité d’associé.
2 Cette constatation peut aussi être formulée dans le titre de part sociale.