Co-Op Seven Principles
Your cooperative is guided by seven principles. These time-tested principles provide the foundation on which CWEC and all other cooperatives operate.
The seven principles are:
- Voluntary and Open Membership
Open to all persons.
- Democratic Member Control
One member, one vote.
- Members Economic Participation
Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their cooperative.
- Autonomy and Independence
Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members.
- Education, Training and Information
Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers and employees.
- Cooperation Among Cooperatives
Working together with other cooperatives allows us to serve our members more effectively.
- Concern for Community
Cooperatives work to improve the quality of life in the areas they serve.
We are proud to embrace and live by these principles!
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