Co-operative Principles

What are the Co-operative Principles?

Cooperatives around the globe follow the same core values and principles that were set out by the International Co-operative Alliance.  The Co-operative Principles are:

  1. Voluntary and Open Membership
  2. Democratic Member Control
  3. Member Economic Participation
  4. Autonomy and Independence
  5. Education, Training and Information
  6. Co-operation Among Co-operatives
  7. Concern for Community

A detailed PDF of the Co-operative Principles is available below:

Co-operative Principles detailed PDF