The Co-operative Group vision and aims

Our Purpose

To serve our members by carrying on business as a co-operative in accordance with co-operative values and principles.

Our vision

To build a better society by excelling in everything we do

Our aims

  • To be a commercially successful business

  • To meet the needs of our customers and the communities we serve

  • To respond to our members and share our profits

  • To be an ethical leader

  • To be an exemplary employer

  • To inspire others through co-operation

What is a co-operative?

A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically controlled enterprise. (The International Co-operative Alliance Statement on the Co-operative Identity, Manchester 1995)