Under the auspices of the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade, the Principles Committee is leading the drafting of Guidance Notes – interpretation aids for the Cooperative Principles.


In October 2012 in Manchester, UK, delegates to the General Assembly of the Alliance awarded a mandate to the Principles Committee to create Guidance Notes for the 1995 Co-operative Principles. This initiative is embedded within the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade as a fundamental activity that will shape the pillar of Identity, strengthening the co-operative difference.