When you work with us, you are plugging into a worldwide family of organisations founded on ethical values.
We are a co-operative business and members of the wider co-operative movement – and here at home, Co-operatives UK. At the heart of all co-ops worldwide, including media co-op, are nine core principles:
- Self-help and personal responsibility
- Democracy and equality
- Honesty and openness
- Social responsibility
- Autonomy and independence
- Member economic participation
- Opportunity for education
- Concern for community
- Co-operation amongst co-operatives.
As a non-profit-distributing co-op, with a strong social and environmental focus, we are also a social enterprise, an ethical business working for social and environmental good, as well as for economic benefit. We are members of Social Enterprise Scotland (Louise is currently a director on the Board); and also Senscot – whose support, when we were just a twinkle in the eye of the founding members, enabled us to get media co-op up and running through a Scotland UnLtd award.
We take our role in the media industry very seriously. We follow the IVCA Code of Practice which “aims to secure effective partnership between the buyers and suppliers of corporate and public sector communications”. As a company, we aim to trade fairly with all … and be fairly treated. We are supported in this through Pact, the industry’s leading trade association for independent production companies, of which we are members.