The Central Union of the Russian Federation.

www.rus.coop

Consumer cooperation since 1831 has been helping its shareholders, which today number more than 1.5 million, to produce, store and sell their products. Consumer cooperation has its own system of cooperative education, in which 70 thousand students study, and provides a number of social and domestic services in remote and sparsely populated areas of Russia.

The Central Union of Russia is a socially-oriented system of economic development within territories, providing employment, establishing stability in society and developing regional infrastructure. The structure of consumer cooperation in Russia includes voluntary associations of consumer societies and unions of consumer societies of various levels, the hierarchy of which is headed by the Central Union.

The formation of the structure of the cooperative system occurred at the beginning of the 20th century on a territorial basis. Today, it includes 2,300 consumer societies from 71 regions of Russia, which unite 111 regional consumer unions and over 1,500,000 shareholders. Consumer cooperatives provide goods and services to residents of 89,000 communities across the country.

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The Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF)

www.sncf.coop

The Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF) is the apex body of Singapore’s Co-operative Movement, and secretariat of the Central Co-operative Fund (CCF). Formed in 1980 with the aim of championing Singapore’s Co-operative Movement, the apex body represents 99% of co-operative members in Singapore through its affiliated co-operatives.

SNCF is a member of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) and the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). It enjoys co-operative relationship with the United Nations, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and other
international and regional bodies.

Their comprehensive programs help Co-operatives strengthen their enterprises so they can better serve their members, the broader community and transform the national economy.

These include:

  • National & Sector-wide Representation
  • Co-operative Formation
  • Co-operative Scholarship Programs
  • Disbursement of Co-op Grants & Assistance schemes
  • Co-operative Education
  • Marketing & Publicity
  • Affiliate Capability Development
  • Affiliate Value-added Services

SNCF offers a variety of programs and services to connect you to other Co-operatives; affording you many opportunities to develop partnerships that help attract and maintain your membership while growing your business.

The mission of sncf is to promote and develop co-operatives as sustainable enterprises that address social and economic needs through the principle of self and mutual help so as to foster a more resilient society.

For any enquiries, contact through sncf@sncf.org.sg.

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Asiapro Multi-purpose Cooperative

www.asiapro.coop

Asiapro Multi-purpose Cooperative ranks among the country’s largest and excellently managed social enterprises. From a pioneer workers cooperative established in 1999 by 60 members who envisioned marginalized, low-income workers enjoying the full benefits of regular employment, Asiapro (together with its affiliates) exponentially grew and became a strong collective force of 65,000 workers. They serve up to 300 multinational and local client-companies through work engagements in the agribusiness, construction, manufacturing, hotel and restaurant, engineering, education and training, sales and marketing, IT/technical, and services sectors in 9 regions across the Philippines.

Every worker of Asiapro is a member-owner who enjoys security of tenure – the most cherished of all labor rights – along with all the benefits of full-time employment and other entitlements beyond the requirements of the Labor Code. These include additional streams of income generated by Asiapro’s diversification from mainstream labor services into business ventures such as savings and credit services, contract growing, and transport services.

Seasoned professionals who are dedicated to Asiapro’s purpose of inspiring meaningful and fulfilled lives with members comprise the leadership team. Their wealth of experience and expertise in diverse disciplines and industries has been instrumental to the cooperative’s phenomenal size, growth, and reach. Setting global standards in worker management, Asiapro remains as the only cooperative in the country to be awarded the Investors in People (IiP) certificate (2011) and bronze accreditation (2015).

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Organic Valley

www.organicvalley.coop

Organic Valley isn’t a giant corporation. Its a cooperative of farmers across the country who share the same commitment to growing food the right way. We’re not driven by profits; we’re driven by principles.

We believe in the idea that, if consumers demand high-quality organic food, grown the right way, we could all change the way we treat our land, our animals and our bodies.

There are lots of different kinds of cooperatives, but they’re all built around the idea that the best way to change things is to work together. Our cooperative is made up of over 2,000 family farms and 900 employees, all pooling their passion and resources to bring organic food to the tables of people across the country. Our farmers share the costs of getting their products to market, and they share the profits when the company does well. But along with everyone who works here, they share a vision of a healthier, more sustainable food system. Everything we do is a collaboration toward that goal.

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Savvy Cooperative

www.savvy.coop

In healthcare, Savvy Cooperative gives patients direct ways to share their experiences with health innovators, and advocating that they be fairly compensated for their contributions.

Savvy Cooperative empowers patients to co-create new solutions, give them a sense of purpose, and help them earn money.

Savvy connects people with opportunities to share their unique health experiences with professionals. Savvy connects companies and researchers with qualified individuals to gain diverse insights.

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative

www.pec.coop

More than 80 years ago, local farmers and ranchers came together to form the Pedernales Electric Cooperative and bring electric service to the Hill Country when no other utility would. We’ve never forgotten that we were created by our members, serve our members and that the strength of our cooperative lies in the strength of our community. That’s why we give back in a variety of ways, including grants to area nonprofits, volunteer days, youth programs and more.

Pedernales Electric Cooperative is more than an ordinary utility. We’re a cooperative, meaning that we follow seven cooperative principles. It also means that you’re more than a customer — you’re a member, an owner of the cooperative with unique privileges and rights.

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Wheatsville Food Co-Op

www.wheatsville.coop

WHEATSVILLE FOOD CO-OP is a full service, natural foods cooperative grocery store, which has been serving the central Austin community since 1976. Wheatsville is the only retail food cooperative in Texas and has over 24,000 invested owners. Invested owners participate democratically and financially in the co-op.

The purpose of Wheatsville Co-op is to create a self-reliant, self-empowering community of people that will grow and promote a transformation of society toward cooperation, justice, and non-exploitation.

The mission of Wheatsville Co-op is to serve a broad range of people by providing them goods and services, using efficient methods that avoid manipulation of the consumers, and minimize exploitation of the producers or damage to the environment. The primary focus for this mission is supplying high-quality food and non-doctrinaire information about food to people in Austin, Texas.

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Mountain View Market Co+Op

www.mountainview.coop

Get to know the Mountain View Co+Op! In 1975, a group of New Mexico State University students decided to pool their resources and start a buying club to purchase whole foods at bulk prices. Legend has it that the items they sought out bulk whole grains like brown rice and wheat berries, giant blocks of cheese, and Celestial Seasonings teas, which were not yet available in the area. What began with a few young people looking for ways to eat better with less impact grew, and a home on Foster Road in Las Cruces became the original Organ Mountain Food Cooperative.

Co-ops give back. We are members of the community we serve. Our shoppers and owners are our friends, family, and neighbors. One of the best parts of being a cooperative business is that we can do things to benefit our community, to impact it positively.

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Good Foods Co-Op

www.goodfoods.coop

Good Foods Co-op, founded in 1972 and located in Lexington, is central Kentucky’s only locally owned and operated cooperative grocery – something our 8,000+ owners are extremely proud of! We focus on local, natural, organic, non-GMO products and wholesome foods while supporting over 250 Kentucky farmers and producers. We offer fresh, local and organic produce; natural and local meats; fresh, sustainably-fished seafood; grab & go entrees; fresh sushi made with organic ingredients; gourmet cheese; olive bar; made-from-scratch baked goods; bulk dry goods, baking needs, and snacks; bulk herbs & spices; body care with ingredient lists you can feel good about; vitamins and supplements; gluten-free foods; and vegetarian/vegan products.

We are proud to be part of the long tradition of the consumer cooperative movement which began in Rochdale, England in 1844. The Rochdale Equitable Pioneer Society sought to stop inequitable business practices by placing ownership of businesses in the hands of the patrons. It is truly a case of “the customer is the company.”

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Minnesota Valley Federal Credit Union

www.mnvalleyfcu.coop

As a credit union member, you are not just a “customer” but part-owner of a financial cooperative in which all the members pool their resources to help one another. Credit unions are dedicated to the principle of “people helping people,” and have a not-for-profit federal and state income tax status similar to other cooperatives that work primarily to better the lives of those involved and better the communities in which they live. Your credit union is directed by a volunteer board, elected by the membership, which is entrusted to keep the members’ best interests in mind, every day, all year long.

The Minnesota Valley Federal Credit Union was established in 1934 as a member-owned, not for profit financial cooperative. 

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