Ends Policies

It’s the job of PCC management to drive PCC to fulfill these Ends Policies.

Written with a long-term perspective, these mission-related policies embody the board’s long-range vision. Virtually every initiative that management pursues in the course of a year is guided by an element of these policies.

Here is the current Ends policy language:

Global Ends

PCC exists to create a cooperative, sustainable environment for our members and patrons in which the natural and organic supply chains thrive. (adopted September 28, 2004)


PCC members and patrons will have access to high quality, healthful food that is fairly priced. (adopted November 30, 2004)


PCC membership is a respected and valued choice. (adopted September 28, 2004)


PCC has a local focus. (adopted September 28, 2004)


PCC members and patrons are well educated in matters of healthful foods, healthy sustainable living, and the cooperative business model.


An inherent part of PCC’s business is the balance of economic, social and environmental responsibilities. (adopted January 25, 2005)