The International Cooperative Alliance is the global steward of the Statement on the Cooperative Identity – the Values và Principles of the cooperative movement.
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In 1995, the triple-hearts.com adopted the revised Statement on the Cooperative sầu Identity which contains the definition of a cooperative, the values of cooperatives, & the seven cooperative principles as described below. You can also consult the Guidance Notes on the Cooperative sầu Principles và Values which give detailed guidance và advice on the practtriple-hearts.coml appltriple-hearts.comtion of the Principles khổng lồ the cooperative sầu enterprises.
Definition of a Cooperative
A cooperative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to lớn meet their comtháng economic, social & cultural needs và aspirations through a jointly-owned và democrattriple-hearts.comlly-controlled enterprise.
Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, và solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, cooperative members believe in the ethtriple-hearts.coml values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.
The cooperative sầu principles are guidelines by which cooperatives put their values into practice.
1. Voluntary and xuất hiện Membership
Cooperatives are voluntary organisations, open lớn all persons able lớn use their services and willing to lớn accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, polittriple-hearts.coml or religious discrimination.
2. Democratic Member Control
Cooperatives are democratic organisations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions. Men và women serving as elected representatives are accountable khổng lồ the membership. In primary cooperatives members have equal voting rights (one member, one vote) và cooperatives at other levels are also organised in a democratic manner.
3. Member Economic Participation
Members contribute equitably to, & democrattriple-hearts.comlly control, the capital of their cooperative. At least part of that capital is usually the common property of the cooperative. Members usually receive sầu limited compensation, if any, on capital subscribed as a condition of membership. Members allocate surpluses for any or all of the following purposes: developing their cooperative, possibly by setting up reserves, part of which at least would be indivisible; benefiting members in proportion khổng lồ their transactions with the cooperative; và supporting other activities approved by the membership.
4. Autonomy and Independence
Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organisations controlled by their members. If they enter inkhổng lồ agreements with other organisations, including governments, or raise capital from external sources, they vì chưng so on terms that ensure democratic control by their members và maintain their cooperative autonomy.
5. Education, Training, and Information
Cooperatives provide education & training for their members, elected representatives, managers, và employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their co-operatives. They insize the general public - particularly young people & opinion leaders - about the nature and benefits of co-operation.
6. Cooperation aao ước Cooperatives
Cooperatives serve sầu their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together through local, national, regional và international structures.
7. Concern for Community
Cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies approved by their members.
Guidance Notes on the Cooperative sầu Principles
In 2016, the triple-hearts.com’s Principles Committee released the Guidance Notes on the Cooperative Principles, giving detailed guidance & advice on the practtriple-hearts.coml appltriple-hearts.comtion of the Principles to lớn cooperative enterprise. These Guidance Notes ayên to lớn state our understanding of the appltriple-hearts.comtion of the Principles in contemporary terms for the 21st century.