Cooperative Suara with headquarters in Barcelona, Spain provides care services to people at all stages of life. Saura is a non-profit, social impact-oriented cooperative. It has a sophisticated participation system and a governance mechanism that allows members to have a say in the cooperative’s daily governance.
Suara believes that ethical, sustainable and transparent business management is key to creating a positive impact on the environment. Its governance system is compatible with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Moreover, in accordance with the law regarding transparency, access to public information and good governance, Suara uses a transparency portal where all the critical information about the cooperative is available to the public.
Suara defines participation as “making an impact, being involved, feeling involved, becoming committed and being proactive.” Suara’s participation model “allows members to have a say over their daily work, the general affairs of the cooperative, the strategic development of the enterprise, and to build a community within the enterprise.”