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