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International development is one of the five

areas of The Co-operative Bank’s current

Ethical Policy. Which of the following

actions do you believe best help show that

The Co-operative Bank supports social

and economic development internationally?

• The following five actions received the greatest support from

customers in the poll:

1) Not banking, investing in or lending to businesses that fail

to implement basic labour rights set out by the

International Labour Organisation e.g. opposing the rights

of workers to join a trade union and employing child

labour

(81%)

2) Not banking, investing in or lending to businesses that

impede access to basic necessities like food and

medicine

(71%)

3) Not banking, investing in or lending to businesses that

illegally avoid paying tax in developing countries

(68%)

4) Not banking, investing in or lending to businesses that

engage in irresponsible market in developing countries

(e.g. tobacco marketing)

(54%)

5) Supporting micro lending (loaning small sums of money

to entrepreneurs) to relieve poverty overseas

(45%)

Question 9 Results

Not banking, investing in or lending to businesses that fail to

implement basic labour rights set out by the International Labour

Organisation e.g. opposing the rights of workers to join a trade

union and employing child labour

81%

Not banking, investing in or lending to businesses that impede

access to basic necessities like food and medicine

71%

Not banking, investing in or lending to businesses that illegally

avoid paying tax in developing countries

68%

Not banking, investing in or lending to businesses that engage

in irresponsible marketing in developing countries (e.g. tobacco

marketing)

54%

Supporting micro lending (loaning small sums of money to

entrepreneurs) to relieve poverty overseas

45%

Campaigning publicly to promote equal opportunities and equal

pay for women in the developing world

28%

Campaigning publicly to support international development issues

12%

Other

2%

Don’t know

2%

None of the above

2%

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Poll 2014

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