Cooperative values


1 The seven principles

Figure 1: by Hallie Zillman, original at

Open and Voluntary Membership

  • Democratic Member Control
  • Members’ Economic Participation
  • Autonomy and Independence
  • Education, Training, and Information
  • Cooperation Among Cooperatives
  • Concern for Community

2 Misc

Funded by direct member investment, rather than investment from third-party shareholders, co-operative members "decide on the values of the enterprise, which don’t necessarily need to be about the maximization of profits." – DisCO Manifesto

Cooperatives succeed when values are aligned around communal benefit to pooling resources and a shared desire to "avoid anti- competitive or extractive behavior."

DisCO Manifesto

Co-operatives offer a way for people to be rewarded for their labour while committing to shared social values.

DisCO Manifesto

3 Elsewhere in the garden

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