January 5 – The UEFA Foundation for Children and Sportradar Intelligence & Investigation Services are marking a three-year safeguarding partnership that reinforces the work carried out by the foundation.
Sportradar carry out the personnel checks “ to ensure those partnering with the Foundation are fit to fill this role, thus protecting the welfare of those receiving assistance,” said Sportradar.
Previous checks have highlighted reputational issues such as political issues, financial mismanagement, discriminatory language and adverse media. Removing these concerns is important for the Foundation to keep it focussed on its core objectives and instilling trust.
“Sportradar’s Intelligence & Investigation Services are our safety net we rely on before providing an organisation with financial assistance. It is critical that a strong due diligence mechanism is in place, so that the UEFA Foundation are only working with the most deserving of causes,” said Urs Kluser, General Secretary, UEFA Foundation for Children.
“We are delighted to assist the UEFA Foundation for Children with our due diligence services. Our projects play a vital role in identifying the best possible partners for the organisation and we are proud to contribute to this worthy cause,” said Andreas Krannich, Managing Director Integrity Services at Sportradar.
“We greatly admire the Foundation’s achievements and, through our close partnership, will ensure it continues to succeed by working with partners that adhere to the highest possible standards of integrity.”
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