What are the co-operative principles?



Cooperatives around the world generally operate according to the same core principles and values, adopted by the International Co-operative Alliance.


They are:


(i) Voluntary and Open Membership

(ii) Democratic Member Control

(iii) Members' Economic Participation

(iv) Autonomy and Independence

(v) Education, Training and Information

(vi) Co-operation among Co-operatives

(vii) Concern for Community.