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It’s simple. It’s sincere. Helping each other and keeping our communities strong is what the Co-ops are all about. From the way we purchase products to the way we keep money in the area, the Co-op acts on your behalf and in your community’s best interests. That’s because Co-ops are based on the Values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity. Co-op members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others.

Our values define us as a co-operative and have a direct impact on how we conduct our day-to-day business:

  • Self-help – Believing we have control of our destiny.

  • Self-responsibility – Taking responsibility for our actions.

  • Democracy – Members have a say in the way we run our business.

  • Equality – All members get one vote.

  • Equity – Business is carried out in a way that is fair and unbiased.

  • Solidarity – Acting as “one”.

Co-op members and staff are also guided by the following ethical values:

  • Honesty – Everyone is truthful.

  • Openness – Members have access to business.

  • Social responsibility – Taking action to benefit society as a whole.

  • Caring for others – Supporting the needs of others.

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