poppiesCo-operatives are based on the following values:

Self-help

Co-operatives allow members to develop as individuals, helping themselves and the co-operative to which they belong.

Self-responsibility

The success of a co-operative depends on everyone doing their bit and making an effective contribution.

Democracy

In a co-operative the organisation is controlled by its members.

Equality

All members are treated equally within the co-operative.

Equity

Co-operative members are treated justly and fairly.

Solidarity

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.