Mercury Co-operative Limited is registered in New South Wales under Co-operatives National Law, and has operated since 1990.
Our Australian Business Number is 76 645 669 785.
Our Vision, Mission and Values
Creating community wealth through sustainable ownership
Mercury is a collaborative enterprise catalyst working with organisations and communities to build sustainable enterprises and equitable wealth.
Our Values are Integral to Our Work
Central to the work of Mercury are our values:
We value co-operation and teamwork
We promote working together as organisations or individuals to produce a better outcome
We value innovation and learning
We look for opportunities to improve the way business is conducted
We emphasise best practice business and management skills
We value real empowerment
We seek to provide people with the skills and tools to help themselves
We focus on openly sharing knowledge and understanding to enable future challenges to be met
We encourage the establishment of networks to assist people in the challenges that they face
We value ethical conduct and behaviour, open communication, and fairness.
The Origin of our Name
The name Mercury has many uses – a Roman God; an astrological sign and a planet.
Mercury was the Roman God of Business, Trading and Commerce. His name is the source for the word merchant. But he was also god of travellers and roads, of luck, and of music and eloquence. And he was the messenger of the Gods.
Mercury’s influence has long been attributed by astrologers with the gaining of knowledge, and the ability to think and speak. Mercury stands for ideas, methods and information. It represents excellence in teaching, learning, logic and reasoning, and above all, communication.
We believe the combination of these two streams captures the spirit of what we are striving to achieve.