The Co-operative Group has invited its 85,000 employees and three million members to determine the group’s future community spending.

The group has published a survey on its website which offers members and staff the opportunity to decide which social issues, both globally and locally, the group should focus on. The survey also asks which international issues Co-op should champion, with choices ranging from Fairtrade to human rights and climate change.

Co-op chief executive Peter Marks said the consultation was a unique opportunity to contribute to the company’s community spending. “The 100,000 people who engaged in the development of our food ethical policy earlier in the year has shown us that our members really have an appetite to work with us to deliver on our social goals,” he added.