The Declaration

Ethical Policy Declaration 

The Save Our Bank declaration on The Co-operative Bank's Ethical Policy

"Over the last two decades many charities and campaigning groups have moved their accounts to The Co-operative Bank and urged others to do so. A major reason for this was the Bank's Ethical Policy - which sets out clearly and uniquely how monies will and will not be invested. As customers, we call those involved in setting out the Bank's future to do their utmost to set in stone the continuance of The Co-operative Bank Ethical Policy and the underlying commitments to customer consultation, well resourced implementation, third party  independent audit and warts and all reporting. The establishment of these commitments in the Articles of Association of a new entity would provide serious reassurance that The Co-operative Bank can continue to be a world leader in ethical investment."

This declaration is supported by the following charities and campaigning organisations:

Action Aid
Animal Aid
Burma Campaign UK
Ethical Consumer
Friends of the Earth
Greenpeace UK
People & Planet
Pesticide Action Network
Up the Ethics
War On Want
World Development Movement
World Society for the Protection of Animals

We welcome anyone who supports this declaration to add their name using the form on the Save Our Bank website.

The Save Our Bank campaign also believes that the Co-operative Bank should return to mutual ownership. This is important for many of the campaign's supporters and we will be campaigning around a declaration on this subject as well.


More on Save Our Bank


Overview - an introduction to the campaign

What we want - see the details of what we are campaigning for

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