- Reason for existence
- What and Why
- Living document
Provides the foundation for priorities, strategies, plans and work assignments.
Reveals product or service.
Ø Sustainably-sourced products
Ø To contribute to health and well being of people/community by providing wholesome foods
Ø Buyers for members only – not selling for an industry.
Ø Socially and environmentally responsible.
Ø Minimize packaging/recycling
Ø Support local farming community
Ø Equal opportunity employment
Ø Organic food
Ø Open understanding – educational outreach to community
Ø Truthful labeling
An organization’s mission statement is an important first step in defining a co-op’s reason for existence.
The mission is supported by a set of values that define our standards.
Ø Highest quality, wholesome
Ø Open membership
Ø Cooperation with other co-op’s
Ø One member, one vote
Ø Affordable, low cost goods
Ø Environmentally sensitive
Ø Positive customer experience
Ø Equal opportunity for all
Ø Business integrity
Ø Listening/responsive to ideas
Ø Organic foods
Ø Cost should not compromise quality
Ø Fair trade with global sourcing – exploitation not allowed.
Ø Open to all for access
Ø Member discount
Ø Support local farmers “Genesis”
Ø Promote healthy lifestyle in our community
Topics needing more discussion
Ø Definition of membership categories
Ø Definition of organic
Ø Local “boundaries” definition
Ø True cost
Ø SKU’s inventory
Ø Expired “day old” product – food pantries