What is the ICA?
The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) unites, represents and serves cooperatives worldwide.
Founded in 1895, it is one of the oldest non-governmental organisations and one of the largest ones measured by the number of people represented: more than one billion cooperative members on the planet.
Around 310 organisations from 109 countries are members of the International Cooperative Alliance.
The ICA’s members are international and national cooperative organisations from all sectors of the economy, namely agriculture, banking, consumer, fisheries, health, housing, insurance, and industry & services.
To find out more about the ICA, please click here.
Why Are Midcounties Part of the ICA?
Midcounties Co-operative is the second largest independent co-operative in the UK. The society has always looked for opportunities to demonstrate its commitments to being a key player in the wider global cooperative movement.
To further reinforce the Midcounties commitment to supporting its fellow international co-operators in striving to make the biggest difference it can by raising awareness and developing further the Co-operative business model as well as demonstrating the strength of cooperation and the collaboration of co-operatives working with Co-operative’s, Midcounties is proud to be supporting Ben Reid, our former CEO, as the UK’s representative on the ICA board.
Some of ICA’s Key Campaigns That We Support
- Our very own Chief Values Officer, Peter Westall, attended in Kigali
Find Out More About the ICA
If you would like to find out more about the co-operative movement and the history of the ICA, please click here