Co-operatives are based on the following values:
Co-operatives allow members to develop as individuals, helping themselves and the co-operative to which they belong.
The success of a co-operative depends on everyone doing their bit and making an effective contribution.
In a co-operative the organisation is controlled by its members.
All members are treated equally within the co-operative.
Co-operative members are treated justly and fairly.
Co-operative members support one another and other co-operatives.
Co-operative members also believe in and promote the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others.