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About NCGA

National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) is a business services cooperative for retail food co-ops located throughout the United States. We represent 136 food co-ops operating more than 170 stores in 37 states with combined annual sales of over $1.5 billion and over 1.3 million consumer-owners. NCGA helps unify natural food co-ops in order to optimize operational and marketing resources, strengthen purchasing power, and ultimately offer more value to natural food co-op owners and shoppers everywhere.

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The Phone Co-op, consumer co-operative, UK

The Phone Co-op is the UK's only telecommunications provider in the UK that is owned and run by its customers. As a consumer co-operative, it aims to give its customers the best possible service, while still promoting the wellbeing of people and communities, and minimising its impact on the environment.

The Phone Co-op is committed to providing greener telecoms by using electricity from renewable sources, offsetting all the carbon dioxide emissions it generates, and promoting the use of public transport for business journeys. It also invest in renewable energy projects and community ventures.

Established in 1997, iCOOP KOREA is consumer co-operative federation to promote ethical consumption and production on business consumers and producers manage together. Members’ co-operation and participation lead iCOOP KOREA to create an alternatives to meet members’ needs and issues in everyday life. Disclosure of information, effective management system, and members’ selection of products contribute to heighten Korean food safety standards. iCOOP KOREA practices ethical consumerism ‘to protect ourselves, our neighbors and the world’ for happiness of all members.

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KF (owner of Coop Sweden) has a long tradition of involvement in environmental issues. The focus of the environmental work has ranged from the 1970s campaigns against littering and packaging, 1980s incipient investment in a range of organic products to the 2000s climate commitment. In 1970 established the KF an environmental composed of researchers, as well as a conservation laboratory for working facts based on environmental issues.

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Coop Norway helps to secure and create common values for Coop in Norway, as well as contribute to the co-operative societies for the benefit of members. Coop Norway contributes to strengthening cooperation as farming, highlighting the uniqueness Coops and Coops representative in government agencies. The company is also a strategic and business advocate and works to ensure co-operative societies are getting the best possible conditions.

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Confcooperative, established in 1919 is the largest, legally recognised national organisation for representing, assisting, protecting and auditing the member co-operatives.

It is organised territorially into 22 Regional Unions, 80 Provincial Unions and 5 Inter-provincial Unions.
The sectoral articulation that operates within the Confcooperative, revolves around 8 National Federations: housing, banking, agricultural, consumer co-operatives, fisheries, culture, tourism and sport, labour rights, production and services, social solidarity, healthcare and mutuals.

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ÁFEOSZ-COOP Federation is a Hungarian social partner. As such, it is responsible in contributing to the enhancement of competitiveness that can be reached through legislation in favour of companies and through the modernization of vocational training. In order to reach these aims, it is a founding member of the Permanent Consultation Forum between the Private Sector and Government, where they represent the Federation of the Small- and Medium-sized Companies, are members of the National Economics and Social Council and the Commercial Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee.

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One of S Group's values is to carry responsibility for people and the environment. Since S Group is a company owned by 1.9 million Finns and its decisions and policies affect the everyday life of almost all Finns in one way or the other, responsibility needs to be part of its everyday actions and decision-making.
In S Group, responsibility-related issues are part of everyday life and normal leadership.The commonly agreed responsibility principles that guide the work have been formulated on the basis of S Group's values.

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