If you’re an eligible member and you haven’t returned your AGM voting pack yet, you’ll need to be quick, as all packs must arrive back by midday, 14 May.

So dig out your pack (it either came in the post or on email, depending on your preferences), and have your say on:

Our motions

These are important things like what we campaign on, and how we work. Last year these were around Fairtrade, modern slavery and packaging recyclability. You can see what we’ve achieved since you voted last year in these short videos.

A new motion for 2018 (number 11), is about our use of plastic packaging. While 71% of Co-op brand products are already in easy to recycle packaging, a vote for motion 11 will support our commitment to identify and reduce plastic pollution, maximise our packaging recyclability, and report on our progress each year.

Our Member Nominated Directors

Our Member Nominated Directors help set the business strategy, oversee our commercial and financial performance, and make sure we’re staying true to our values and principles.

Our Council members

Our Council members make sure members’ voices and interests are heard at the highest level in our business.


How to vote:

 If you’re coming to the AGM:

You can vote on the motions in the room, but you’ll need to vote for your Member Nominated Directors and Council representatives in advance either online or in the post depending on your pack preferences (just make sure you tell us you’re ‘attending’ when you complete your form).

If you’re not coming to the AGM:

If you’re not coming, you can still vote online or by post, depending on your pack preferences. You’ll need to select ‘I am unable to attend the AGM and wish to appoint a voting representative’ if you’re voting online –  or complete Section 2 on the paper voting form. This person (normally the Chair) then places your vote on the day. You’ll then be able to vote for your Member Nominated Directors and Council representatives.