Essential Trading is an inspiring example of a successful Worker Co-operative business in action. Our commercial success enables us to;
- Continue to build and strengthen relationships with suppliers and customers, offering world class service levels in all aspects of our business.
- Provide a sustainable business model that is mutually beneficial and fair
- Offer a stimulating and supportive environment for all workers, respect for the individual and a strong sense of business purpose.
- Continue to reduce our environmental impact locally, nationally and globally
- Uphold and promote our core beliefs within all areas of our business.
- Become the vital link between small producers and the Independent Trade Sector with our ongoing commitment to ethical values and sourcing
- Recycling our success into strengthening communities, both locally and globally
To excel as a sustainable business providing ethically sourced, vegetarian products as a pioneering Worker Co-operative.
Essential's trading objectives are defined by our core ethical beliefs:
- Opposition to the exploitation of animals
- Promotion of healthy eating
- Concern for protecting the environment
- Commitment to human rights as a trading issue
- Dedication to the co-operative principles