The Co-operative is a global business that has gone back to the way things used to be done; in co-operatives. A co-op is a group of people acting together to meet the common needs of its members. They share ownership and make decisions democratically. Rather than being about making profit, they try to give customers value. The Co-operative Group is one of the largest co-operative businesses around the world.

They are actually a group of businesses, with different sections including food, insurance, and funeralcare. The Co-operative states that these branches all share the same values, including protecting the environment. One of their stated Principles is ‘Concern for Community’, which says that The Co-operative works for the sustainable development of their communities.


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