Co-operatives have an internationally agreed definition and code of ethics: the Co-operative Values and Principles. The Values and Principles guide how co-operatives behave
Elements of the co-operative identity
The Alliance is engaged in bolstering the tools co-operatives can use to expand the
co-operative message and secure the co-operative identity. Learn more about the history of the co-operative identity.
- The Guidance Notes on the Co-operative Principles help bring the Co-operative Principles of 1995 into contemporary terms. Read more and participate in the consultation (open until August 2015).
- The Co-operative Marque and .coop internet domain are the symbols of the global
co-op movement and of our collective identity. Together, these tools demonstrate our unity of purpose on and offline. Learn more.
Do you know of a resource not included here? If so, please write to Hanan El-Youssef, Strategy Manager.