Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) does business differently. We were created by local Co-ops. We are owned by local Co-ops. We are fundamentally invested in the success of local Co-ops as they serve nearly two million members through retail locations in over 620 communities across Western Canada.
Our Board remains focused on the role FCL has and value we provide in supporting the needs of our members and the larger Co-operative Retailing System. The pandemic won’t break the connections we’ve made over generations, it only strengthens them because We Are Co-op.
Sharon Alford, President/Chair of the Board
The challenges we have faced together have reinforced our spirit and resilience. We have effectively navigated the evolving environment and focused on opportunities. We’ve had to adapt and innovate, finding new tools and new ways to get things done.
D. Scott Banda, Chief Executive Officer
Goal 1: People
Transformation informed by everyone
People Forward is a transformative and collaborative multi-year program for the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS). By introducing simple, accessible, self-service tools and processes, reliable data and a clear and consistent approach, the CRS will be better equipped to support team members, enhance their employee experience, keep up with growing business demands, and stay competitive to attract new team members.
Shared values, shared success
Together with Indigenous leaders and communities across Western Canada, FCL developed the exclusive Western Nations gas bar brand to create opportunities for mutual growth and development, strengthen existing relationships and build new ones. The first Western Nations-branded gas bar opened in Prince Albert, Sask., in August.
Goal 3: Operations
Optimizing fleet services and safety
The centrally managed Fleet Services Department was established to make the merchandise, petroleum and propane fleets as effective as possible. The consolidated approach has enhanced performance in the areas of safety and compliance, continuous improvement and cost management.
Goal 4: Financial
Building a hub for the future
FCL has started work on a lumber and building material distribution hub outside of Regina. As a result, the CRS will be able to pool our volume to buy more effectively and shift time-consuming tasks, such as obtaining quotes, centrally so local Co-ops can focus on serving their customers and improving financial performance.
Committed to being a responsible neighbour
FCL had advanced the goal to embed sustainability into the planning and decision making processes across the organization. This year FCL committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030. FCL is also aspiring to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
YEAR IN REVIEW
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