Our Mission
Our vision
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
Our Mission
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
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