CAN's policy framework reflects our commitment to the Co-operative Values and Principles and our own mission.
We present this policy set as part of our commitment to Open Source working. They are not copyrighted - you may copy them and modify them for your own purposes - but note that they are not designed as model policies or templates but are presented as examples of actual working policies. Many of them have evolved over a number of years, some of them are a bit rough round the edges and they may be revised at any time.
We do not advocate that you simply copy these policies, either individually or collectively, rather use them as discussion documents for your own policy development. Your co-op is not the same as our co-op. None of these policies comes with any guarantees and you must take full responsibility if you adopt any or any part of them.
Please note also that this policy set does not include purely internal policies such as pay rates, expenses and bad debt handling.
Anti Bribery and Corruption Policy
Code of Conduct
Compassionate, Domestic Emergency and Bereavement Leave Policy
Competition With Other CDBs Policy
Contribution to the Co-operative Movement Policy
Copyright Policy & Implementation Strategy
Core Competency for Directors Policy
Customer Care Policy
Customer Complaints Policy and Procedure
Data Protection Policy
Disclosure of Company Information Policy
Environmental Policy and Strategy
Equal Opportunities Policy
Ethical Procurement Policy
Fair Trade Policy
First Aid Policy
Health and Safety Policy
Interest on Member Shares Policy
Internal Audit Policy
Internal Code of Behaviour Policy
Open Source Policy
Parental Leave Policy
Policy for Entering Into Contracts with Customers, Suppliers, Subcontractors etc.
Policy on Account Holding Services for Customers
Policy on what level polices are passed at
Press and Media Handling Policy
Professional Development Time Allocation Policy
Profit Distribution Policy
Quality Assurance in Training Delivery Policy and Procedure
Recorded Delivery Policy
Recruitment Policy and Procedures
Safe Remote Working Policy
Safe Travelling Policy
Stress Management Policy, Procedure and Guidance
Trading in Local Currencies Policy
Unpaid Leave Policy
Work-Life Balance Policy