The Co-operative Charter | The Co-operative Charter | Oldham Council

Our ambition

Oldham is committed to developing a Co-operative future; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the borough. We want all members of the community to play an active part in building our co-operative borough. This means everybody doing their bit.

Our values

To help make this ambition a reality we have developed Co-operative Values. We will encourage our staff, citizens and partners to adopt these values in everything they do:


We will champion fairness and equality of opportunity, and ensure working together brings mutual benefits and the greatest possible added value. We will enable everyone to be involved.


We will be open and honest in our actions and communications. We will take decisions in a transparent way and at the most local level possible.


We take responsibility for, and answer to our actions. We will encourage people to take responsibility for themselves and their actions. Mutual benefits go hand-in-hand with mutual obligations.

Working together

We will work together and support each other in achieving common goals, making sure the environment is in place for self-help.


We recognise and act upon the impact of our actions on others, and hold ourselves accountable to our stakeholders.


We recognise and welcome different views and treat each other with dignity and respect.


We believe and act within the principles of democracy, and promote these across the borough.