November 3 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has published its new AFC Code of Conduct, a significant revision of the code that was first published in 2014.
While reworking all the expected integrity principles from discrimination to drug use, the AFC has added two new areas that have increasingly come under football’s integrity focus – safeguarding and environmental responsibility.
Under the environmental category, the code says: “The AFC is committed to taking its social and environmental responsibilities seriously, particularly with regard to sustainability. The AFC family should contribute to positive social change through football and aim to minimise the negative impact of all of the organisation’s activities on the environment, promoting sustainability within our sphere of influence.”
All AFC employees, officials, volunteers, consultants, and sub-contractors are expected to follow the code..
AFC President, Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, said: “This Code of Conduct is one of the ways in which we put into practice the key values that underpin the game of football on the pitch into our activities off the pitch. It aims to assist the AFC in reflecting such principles in the everyday work of the organisation.
“As the leaders of Asia’s football family, we must set the bar high.”
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