2016 Co-op Way report

Showing how we do business responsibly.

By taking an ethical approach, we can make a difference to the lives of millions of people - whether that’s through Fairtrade, support for British farming, or our efforts to tackle climate change.

This report on our ethics and sustainability performance will help you understand how we performed in 2016 – where we progressed and where we need to do better.

Reporting you can trust

Our Report is externally assured, which means it’s independently checked. And we report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (Core standard). We also report back on our 2016 targets. You’ll find details in the following downloads.

Why we report on our performance

It’s important to our members that their business is run in an ethical and sustainable manner. That’s why, for over a decade, we’ve been committed to providing them with a comprehensive report on our ethics and sustainability performance to help them understand how we’re doing.

There's an archive of sustainability reports from previous years.