Billions of consumers around the globe have joined cooperatives for many reasons—including finding that they fill a need for housing, electricity, food, insurance and financial services—the list is endless. What attracts people to cooperation is that their co-ops operate on their behalf with honesty, fairness and transparency.
In the United States, 30,000 co-ops provide 2 million jobs, and one of every four people is a member of a cooperative because they also like the good they do. That’s because co-ops are based on values not unlike those we subscribe to individually, including self-responsibility, democracy, equality, and social responsibility.
Everyone at the CDS Consulting Co-op is inspired by the outright practicality and people-first vision of cooperative ownership. Cooperation gives ordinary people the opportunity to participate in economic democracy and have an influence on their own work and communities. We think cooperation is a solution to many of the economic and social challenges of our day, because it gives people the tools for helping each other.
That’s why we’re a cooperative. By working together as consultants, we can provide enhanced service, more experience, and greater insight to our clients. Our commitment to cooperation drives our performance, and that creates even more value and measurable results to our customers.
CDS Consulting Co-op members accepting the Innovation Award at CCMA 2014.