Responsible Business Week 24-28 April, 2017 - Corporate Responsibility Index

Posted by Heather Clapton | 24/04/2017 | Category: Corporate


Central England Co-operative’s commitment to Corporate Responsibility resulted in a raft of successes including a leap from 2.5 stars to 4.5 stars on the BITC CR Index.

There has been a great deal of work gone into the increase in this score including installing 150 defibrillators at food stores and funeral homes, and handing out over £220,000 to good causes via the Community Dividend Fund scheme. In a first for a co-operative, the Society published its ground-breaking Social Return on Investment report which revealed that every £1 invested in the community generates a positive community benefit of £20.50.

As a community retailer, Central England Co-operative also continued to support its corporate charity partner, Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children by helping to raise over £1.3 million since the partnership began in 2012.

For the year of 2016 Central England Co-operative was also recognised for its work as a successful co-operative by being named Leading Co-operative of the Year.