THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF CO-OPERATIVES
- Voluntary and Open Membership.
Membership in the co-op is open to anyone who accepts the responsibility of
- Democratic Control. All members
have an equal say in the running of the co-op.
- Economic Member Participation.
All members contribute in a fair way to the costs of running the co-op.
- Autonomy and Independence.
Co-operatives are autonomous organizations controlled by their members.
- Co-op Education. Co-operatives
provide education and training for their members.
- Co-operation among Co-operatives.
Co-operatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the co-op
movement by working together through local, national and international
- Concern for Community. While
focusing on member needs and wishes, co-operatives work for the sustainable
development of their communities.
Co-Op Flag Colours And Their
represents courage, the courage to stand together.
represents hope for the future.
represents warmth, friendship and concern for others.
represents growth in co-operatives and individually as we learn more about
ourselves and others.
- suggests unlimited horizons and possibilities.
- represents hard work and perseverance - the challenge of working together to
achieve our goals of harmony, equality and economic efficiency.
represents respect for others.