The Co-operative Group vision and aims
To serve our members by carrying on business as a co-operative in accordance with co-operative values and principles.
To build a better society by excelling in everything we do
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)