Our principles and guidelines

We are committed to responsible production and sustainable consumption. Therefore, we cultivate relationships with our business partners, are committed to standards and guidelines, and adopt a clear stance on sustainability issues.

Business principles

We treat our suppliers as business partners, with transparency and fairness, and have been systematically applying our business principles since 2004. We ensure that antitrust law is observed. We also prioritize fighting corruption and do not permit our buyers to accept gifts or cash payments.

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Guidelines

Coop has for years relied on guidelines and proven standards.

We are committed to environmentally and socially responsible production and sustainable consumption. Therefore, for many years we have been following tested standards, such as Bio Suisse, Fairtrade Max Havelaar, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and our Coop Guidelines, which must be observed by our suppliers over and above the legal requirements. When sourcing, we take account not just of economic aspects, but also social, ethical and environmental ones.

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Policy Papers

Sustainability is integral to all our business activities. In our Policy Papers, we explain our stance on relevant sustainability issues in concise and transparent terms. The reports are based on our sustainability vision for people, animals and nature, which is designed to promote sustainability at Coop.

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