As our co-op member, you will own a share in one of the world’s largest cooperative businesses.
When you become a co-op member, you become a member of your regional cooperative, and you will pay your membership fee to your regional cooperative. With this investment, you will become one of the owners of your cooperative, in which each owner holds an equal share.
As a co-op member, you will be entitled to vote in the cooperative elections. Such elections are held every four years to elect a Council of Representatives to safeguard the co-op members’ interests. All co-op members aged 15 or over are entitled to vote in the elections, provided that they have reached the minimum age requirement before the beginning of the election year.
If you have turned 18 and live the area of your regional cooperative, you can also run for membership in the Council of Representatives. As a member of the Council of Representatives, you can have an impact on the development of your regional cooperative. You will also have an interesting vantage point into the regional economy as a whole.
You can become a co-op member by signing a co-op membership agreement. In addition, you are required to have a Finnish personal identity code and a permanent address in Finland. In most cooperatives, you can become a co-op member by paying a partial membership fee when joining. You can accumulate the rest of the membership fee through Bonus, for example, within a specific period of time. A membership fee is an investment that will be returned to you, in accordance with the rules of the cooperative, if you decide to resign your membership. The amount of the membership fee is the same for all members of a cooperative. You can become a member at most S Group outlets.