The Dublin Food Co-op aims to provide wholesome, nutritious food and ecologically acceptable products and services, to its members, in accordance with the following principles.

Seven Rochdale Principles

The Rochdale Principles are a set of ideals established by the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers in 1844.
The Rochdale Pioneers are considered founders of the cooperative movement because of their commitment to making organizational standards. While not the first group to bulk order food, they established by-laws and published an annual report. The Rochdale Principles are the basis for the cooperative principles used around the world to this day. The Rochdale Principles have been adopted by the International_Co-operative_Alliance_(ICA)

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