International Recognition for your Values-Based Business Starts
The 2013 dotCoop Global Awards for Cooperative
Excellence were presented on Monday, November 4 at 1:15pm in
Cape Town, South Africa to these outstanding cooperatives and
Coop Zeno Gandía is a
credit union with headquarters in Arecibo, Puerto Rico with more
than 35,000 members. They offer a wide range of products and
services to serve a diverse and growing market with a human touch
that distinguishes them from other financial institutions.
Providing cutting-edge technology allows their members to use
Internet and mobile services for many functions and connects this
dynamic financial cooperative to the youth of their community.
The First Alternative
Cooperative is a retail food cooperative located in Corvallis,
Oregon in the United States. It provides natural and organic
food in community-oriented stores to its more than 7,000 members.
Visit their website to find out about classes, recipes, buying
local and wellness. Clearly a business focused on its
member's and community's needs.
Orientación y Securidad C.T.A. is a worker cooperative that
provides monitoring, private security and investigations for
hospitals and is based in Bogota, Colombia. They have a great
website that explains cooperatives and how they and their members
are connected to their communities and other cooperatives across
The Canadian Co-operative
Association based in Ottawa, Ontario, is this year's
organization winner. The CCA is a national association for
co-operatives in Canada, representing more than nine million
co-operative and credit union members from over 2,000
organizations. CCA is itself a federally-incorporated co-operative,
owned by its member organizations. The Canadian Co-operative
Association provides leadership to promote, develop and unite
co-operatives and credit unions for the benefit of people in Canada
and around the world.
The dotCoop Global Awards for Cooperative Excellence have been
created to recognize the application of cooperative values and
principles to drive cooperative and business success. DotCooperation LLC (dotCoop), the
sponsor of the .coop Internet domain, is proud to reward these
The Awards seek to encourage
cooperatives from all sectors to examine their processes in order
to compete for the award and will provide other cooperatives the
opportunity to understand how cooperatives can best use their
differences to positively impact their business and their
Does your cooperative or cooperative organization
- strive to keep cooperative values a part of its business
- want to enjoy international recognition from the cooperative
and business communities for its focus on these values?
- use the cooperative principles to promote itself to potential
members and the general community?
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Please contact dotCoop with any questions or additional
information about our winners for 2013.