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This code was produced by: Co-operative Corporate Governance Code

Some of the principles of good governance are the same as other organisations, including the accountability of a board to the owners, the role that a board has in directing but not managing activity, the duty a board has in relation to setting culture and values, managing risk. Other principles are unique to co-operatives, such as member voice, engagement and operating in accordance with the co-operative values and principles. In drafting this code we considered the UK Corporate Governance Code and the Wates Corporate Governance Principles – and applied those elements that apply to most organisations, while also ensuring that the code acknowledges the co-operative difference.

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