OUR VISION & MISSION IS TO:
as an asset to human society and the ecosystems we depend on.
our independence to work with what we find important and fun.
by seeing the greater good in OUR achievements, AND by the appreciation of our skills.
being different and find support for this path among our fellow members.
There are many definitions of sustainability, we like the one called ”The Natural Step”:
Nature is not subject to systematically increasing concentrations of substances extracted from the Earth’s crust.
Nature is not subject to systematically increasing concentrations of substances produced as a byproduct of society.
Nature is not subject to systematically increasing degradation by physical means.
People are not subject to conditions that systematically undermine their capacity to meet their needs.
SOME OF OUR PARTNERS
Emulsionen is a cooperative and function according to these seven principles:
Voluntary and Open Membership
Co-operatives are voluntary organisations, open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination.
Democratic Member Control
Co-operatives are democratic organisations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions.
Men and women serving as elected representatives are accountable to the membership. In primary co-operatives members have equal voting rights (one member, one vote) and co-operatives at other levels are also organized in a democratic manner.
Member Economic Participation
Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their co-operative. At least part of that capital is usually the common property of the co-operative. Members usually receive limited compensation, if any, on capital subscribed as a condition of membership.
Members allocate surpluses for any or all of the following purposes: developing their co-operative, possibly by setting up reserves, part of which at least would be indivisible; benefiting members in proportion to their transactions with the co-operative; and supporting other activities approved by the membership.
Autonomy and Independence
Co-operatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members. If they enter to agreements with other organizations, including governments, or raise capital from external sources, they do so on terms that ensure democratic control by their members and maintain their co-operative autonomy.
Education, Training and Information
Co-operatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their co-operatives.
They inform the general public – particularly young people and opinion leaders – about the nature and benefits of co-operation.
Co-operation among Co-operatives
Co-operatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the co-operative movement by working together through local, national, regional and international structures.
Concern for Community
Co-operatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies approved by their members.
SOME OF OUR CO-OPERATIVES
Are you interested in cooperating with us? Drop us a line!