Our Ethical Policy - Seeds for Change

Ethical Policy

Below you can read a summary of our ethical policy. To see more detail please download our full policy document.

Our values

Our ethics come from an ecological perspective as well as a human one. We hold these core values for human beings, other species and the ecosystems we are part of:

  • Equality
  • Freedom
  • Solidarity
  • Justice
  • Empowerment

As a workers' co-operative we also follow the international values and principles of co-operation.

We aim to enact these values by:

  1. Considering these values when deciding what work to do.
  2. Promoting co-operation and mutual aid to the wider world.
  3. Working non-hierarchically and co-operatively within our collective.
  4. Recognising and addressing power dynamics and systemic oppression.
  5. Being honest, accountable and open to feedback.
  6. Making training, facilitation and resources accessible to as many people as we can.
  7. Being not-for profit.
  8. Minimising our participation in systems of economic exploitation.
  9. Reducing our ecological footprint, the amount of resources we consume and pollution we create.
  10. Not exploiting other animals.

We don't always enact these values perfectly – it is an evolving process for us! Let us know if you have thoughts or suggestions on what we could do better.

Our commitment

The responsibility for enacting this policy lies with all members, staff and volunteers of Seeds for Change. We commit to implementing this policy to the best of our ability. Regular reviews and evaluation of the policy and improvements in practice will take place.

Policy reviewed September 2020