Our cooperative ethos

We share the universal cooperative values and principles:

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We help people to help themselves.


We take responsibility for, and answer to our actions.


We give our members a say in the way we run our organisations – one member one vote.


We give our members equal rights and benefits.

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We carry out our work in a way that is just and fair.


Members support each other and other similar organisations.

Ethical values

We believe in honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.

Voluntary and open membership

Our membership is open to everyone as defined by our membership policy.

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Democratic member control

All members have an equal voice in making policies and electing representatives.

Member economic participation

All profits are controlled democratically by members and for their benefit.

Autonomy and independence

We are always independent, even when we enter into agreements with the Government and other organisations.

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Education, training and information

We educate and develop our members as well as our staff.

Co-operation amongst co-operatives

We work together with other co operatives to strengthen the co-operative movement as a whole.

Concern for community

We work to improve and develop the community, both locally and internationally.