Learn a little more about this very important business model
Cooperativism is a business model in which workers are at the center of attention. Based on cooperation between people, it is a model that allows grouping individuals with common interests, allowing them to walk together for the prosperity of all.
In Brazil, cooperativism gained strength in the 19th century, with its oldest credit union founded in 1902, in the city of Nova Petrópolis/RS.
Get to know some of the areas of action of cooperativism:
As we could see, cooperativism encompasses several areas of the Brazilian economic sectors. And the sectors are varied, ranging from infrastructure to credit unions.
One of the strongest areas in the performance of cooperativism in Brazil is the economy, which includes credit, consumer, industry and tourism cooperatives, for example.
And the role that cooperativism plays is very important economically and socially, as it is responsible for generating jobs and income. It thus promotes the quality of life of its members and allows them to undertake.
This proposed quality of life is a cooperative characteristic. Part of its business philosophy is to focus its efforts on the well-being of the community, not just for the participants, but for making an impact on a larger scale, for society.
Fight against unemployment
As well as a good economic impact, cooperativism plays a fundamental role in combating unemployment. According to data from the ICA (International Cooperative Alliance), cooperatives bring together around 280 million workers around the world.
In addition, cooperativism proves to be a new way of bringing together workers who, leaving the private sector, bring their best qualities to the group. A cooperative system is then formed in order to guarantee that such workers can remain in the labor market.
Strengthening of agribusiness
The associated groups of workers in the agricultural sector guarantee an important development for producers who demand infrastructure, credits, technology and solutions found in cooperatives. This importance is mainly given to small rural producers.
The cooperative model of work allowed workers to guarantee their access to goods and services in a social environment. Therefore, it is possible, through cooperativism, to solve some problems in the scope of social inclusion. We can mention some, such as social exclusion, unemployment, lagged wages and unsatisfactory working conditions.
One of the principles of cooperativism, encouraging knowledge, generates value for the cooperative system itself. This is possible thanks to the personal growth of each member, in order to strengthen relationships and business.
Profills do Brasil is connected with the trends in the filling and industrial automation market, promoting state-of-the-art technologies for different sectors, and cooperatives are our great partners in this process of development of the national industry.