OUR VALUES

We are an organic co-operative and strive to take an ethical approach to managing our business.

We want our communities to enjoy sustainable ethical food and household products and we deliver this by selling these products and providing support and education.

Our key values are:

We are ethical 

  • We demonstrate honesty, fairness and responsibility
  • We have democratic participation and aim for best practice
  • We are transparent in our decision making and pricing
  • We purchase food where practical from local producers and suppliers, ones that have positive social benefits, and/or a Fairtrade source
  • We avoid suppliers that engage in unlawful practice and that violate human rights
  • We pay suppliers within the agreed term
  • Where possible we choose suppliers whose ingredients or products have a fixed cut-off date for animal testing

We are sustainable

  • We stock mainly organic products and avoid genetically modified organisms (GMO)
  • We meet all applicable environmental legislation and regulation
  • We minimise environmental impact in all activities, including
    • Reducing waste and plastic through re-use
    • Recycling and purchasing recycled, recyclable or refurbished products and materials where these alternatives are available, economical and suitable
  • We promote environmental awareness among staff, members and customers