The Principles of Cooperation

These apply to the socio-economic structure known as cooperatives as a form of organization – as opposed to industrial corporations or feudalism, cooperatives spread rights and responsibilities further into the participants.

1. Voluntary and Open Membership

2. Democratic Control

3. Member Economic Participation

4. Autonomy and Independence

5. Education, Training and Sharing Information

6. Cooperation among Cooperatives

7. Concern for Community

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