371. The Co-operative Ethical Plan 2012 – 2014 (and beyond)

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Coop Name: The Co-operative Group N° of Employees: 102000
City: Manchester N° of Members: 7200000
Country: United Kingdom Year of formation: 1863
Website: http://www.co-operative.coop Twitter: Link
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The Co-operative Group is the UK’s largest mutual business, owned not by private shareholders but by over six million consumers. It is the UK’s fifth biggest food retailer, the leading convenience store operator and a major financial services provider, operating The Co-operative Bank, Britannia and The Co-operative Insurance. Among its other businesses are the number one funeral services provider and Britain’s largest farming operation. As well as having clear financial and operational objectives, the Group has also set out its social and sustainability goals in its groundbreaking Ethical Plan, which specifies almost 50 commitments in these areas. The Group operates 4,800 retail trading outlets, employs more than 100,000 people and has an annual turnover of more than £13bn.

In 2011, The Co-operative launched their groundbreaking Ethical Plan with one clear goal: to be the most socially responsible business in the UK. Now, in 2012, The Co-operative is taking their Ethical Plan even further, to inspire more people than ever to change their world. This film celebrates the achievements made in the last 12 months and highlights key targets for the future. To find out more search online for ‘join the revolution’ or visit http://www.jointherevolution.coop

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