The United Nations General Assembly has dubbed 2012 the International Year of Cooperatives (IYC). eDOC Innovations, Inc. has announced that they will be taking part in this yearlong event.  eDOC, Credit Union Service Organization, recognizes the importance of working with credit unions and other CUSOs in the “cooperative” business environment.

The International Year of Cooperatives has been organized by the UN as way of distinguishing the contribution that cooperatives bring to economic development through generating new employment, and taking part in a more collaborative social integration.

“Cooperatives are a reminder to the international community that it is possible to pursue both economic viability and social responsibility” comments Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General.

The United Nations recognizes cooperatives as “people centered businesses”. “As a CUSO, eDOC’s primary goal is to provide innovation to our owners and peers; innovation that creates value for each member that participates with the credit union” comments Bret Weekes, CEO of eDOC.  “Through the cooperative model, eDOC encourages each peer credit union to educate young individuals and recognize that the next generation will greatly benefit from working with their community to build fiscal responsibility” Weekes concludes.  eDOC will be announcing events to celebrate the International Year of Cooperatives in the coming months.