At Co-op Midcounties we’re proud to be at the heart of the communities we serve. Our business is all about people, and we’re committed to paying it back.
Supporting local communities is one of the guiding principles for our business and because we’re owned by our members, they decide who needs our help most.
Each year we donate a share of our profits to local organisations. We’re also involved in volunteering, fundraising and a whole host of community projects. We’re passionate about making a difference to local people.
Our work has been recognised by a number of national bodies and we’re proud to have received many awards.
Read on to find out more about our work at the heart of communities.
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Regional Communities' is a focussed, measured approach to supporting communities in an identified geographical location where the society has a strong trading presence. Measured, with clear targets, Regional Communities is a programme that puts Midcounties at the very heart of the local life, ensuring that we are truly community owned, community led, and community rewarding.
Our colleagues and members work together to support local community projects that matter to those who work, live and learn in the local community.
Co-op Midcounties is a Fair Tax organisation. We’re proud to hold the Fair Tax Mark, awarded to organisations that pay the right amount of tax at the right time and in the right place. It’s the only scheme of its kind in the UK.
Our Charter explains our approach to tax matters. You can read more here.
Business in the Community
Co-op Midcounties is proud to be accredited as a sustainable business by Business in Community – part of the Prince’s Responsible Business Network. We’re one of a handful of UK businesses to receive a 5-star rating. This recognises our many sustainable practices – from supporting fair trade, renewable energy and local suppliers to sharing our profits with local communities. We want to build a better environment for all.
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Business in the Community's CR Index is the UK’s leading voluntary benchmark of corporate responsibility. It has been run by Business in the Community since 2002, providing businesses with a robust framework to help companies systematically measure, manage and integrate responsible business practice into mainstream business strategy and operations. It also allows businesses to benchmark against competitors and to transparently communicate progress to stakeholders
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In 2014 The Midcounties Co-operative were re-accredited with The CommunityMark which recognises businesses that have an integrated and strategic approach to community investment and are making a measurable difference to communities through their programmes.
The CommunityMark is the UK’s national standard for leadership and excellence in community investment, run by Business in the Community.