These criteria are used to evaluate the individual’s record of achievement
- Demonstrated statesmanship, innovation, personal commitment, leadership, and vision beyond the professional competence and requirements of the position for which he/she was employed to serve within the cooperative sector. If the individual has served as a volunteer, she/he should have demonstrated the same leadership qualities to advance the cooperative form of enterprise.
- Achieved identifiable and lasting changes to improve and promote cooperatives.
- Inspired and persuaded others to act to advance the cooperative system.
- Recognized for work relating to cooperatives at one or more of the following levels — local, regional, national or international.