The Co-op Way 2018

Showing how we do business responsibly.

Our purpose is ‘Championing a better way of doing business for you and your communities’. We do this by being commercially strong to generate value for our members. To help achieve this we seek to set high ethical and sustainability standards across our products, services and operations.

4.6 million

active members

No. 1

UK campaigning business (ICM Unlimited, 2017)


annual sustainability and ethics report

27 of 31

targets set last year are achieved or ‘on track’

It’s important to our members that their business is run in an ethical and sustainable manner. For over a decade we’ve been committed to providing members with a comprehensive report on our ethics and sustainability performance to help them understand how we’re doing on the issues that matter to them.

Reporting you can trust

Our full sustainability report is externally assured, which means it’s independently checked. Our report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s Standards: Core option, see our GRI index here.

Our Basis of Reporting explains the methodology we use to collect and calculate the data we report on.

We also have an archive of sustainability reports from previous years.