"Co-operation among Co-operatives" is one of the seven key Rochdale Principles. All of our members have the opportunity to work together for mutually beneficial business outcomes.

Our members represent a large sector of the economy that has considerable buying power across a wide range of industries. Collaboration is key for members in achieving enduring success.

We are focused on six key areas for collaboration:

  1. Purchase of products and / or services from other co-operatives at mutually beneficial terms and conditions
  2. Selling of products and / or services to other co-operatives at mutually beneficial terms and conditions
  3. Sharing of information so that duplication is avoided, efficiencies improve, costs are reduced and market share increases
  4. Sharing of resources for benefits including complementing respective peak and low season volumes, avoiding duplication and lowering costs
  5. Combining purchasing requirements with other members to leverage on increased volumes, lower costs and improve terms and conditions with suppliers
  6. Establishing a shared support services function with other members to avoid duplication and reduce costs.