Greetings from Euro Coop President Mathias Fiedler on the occasion of the International Day of Cooperatives
On the occasion of the International Day of Cooperatives 2020 we greet all cooperatives and cooperative members in Ukraine. This year is a year of special challenges, not only for the people, but also for cooperatives as a business. Despite the restrictions and risks, the employees in the shops are there for the people and provide them with the goods for their daily needs. Our special respect and thanks go to everyone who ensures that the cooperatives can continue to operate successfully.
The motto of the International Year of Cooperatives is the fight against climate change. Cooperatives are aware of the responsibility they have for the environment and society. Our business model is based on sustainability – we are not focused on making a profit in the short term, but on being useful to members and people in the long term, over many generations. For this reason, long-term developments, such as environmental issues, are important to us. Cooperatives have supported and will continue to support people in the fight against climate change.
Let’s act together to keep Earth – our common home – beautiful, stable, livable for the next generation of our descendants!