Good Governance

MYSA og Good Governance In Sport

The following indicators were recently developed and published in the final report on “Action for Good Governance in International Sports Organizations” (AGGIS)1. Only a few indicators are excluded as inapplicable to MYSA (e.g. Recognizes Court of Arbitration for Sport for disputes). MYSA compliance (92.1%) is shown in the left margin.

1. Transparency and public communication

  • Publishes its policies and rules on its website
  • Publishes its organisational chart on its website
  • Publishes its strategic plan on its website
  • Publishes the records of its statutory meetings on its website
  • Publishes biographical information on its board members/top officials on its website
  • Publishes contact details for board members and senior officials on its website
  • Publishes its annual general activity report on its website
  • Publishes reports of its standing committees on its website
  • Publishes an annual financial report on its website
  • Publishes remuneration of its board members and senior officials on its website
  • Publishes main event reports with detailed and relevant information on its website

2. Democratic process

  • Holds elections for its governing bodies and standing committees
  • Holds elections with secret ballots and clear procedures in its governing documents
  • Allows candidates standing for election to present their programme manifesto
  • Allows major policy decisions by ballot in governing bodies
  • Defines a quorum in its governing documents for its decision-making bodies
  • Sets a term limit for elected officials
  • Convenes regular meetings of its governing bodies
  • Has gender equity guidelines for its leading officials
  • Provides opportunities for stakeholders to be represented within the organisation

3. Checks and balances

  • Has an internal audit committee
  • Is externally audited by international recognised standards
  • Has accounting control mechanisms in place
  • Separates regulatory and commercial functions
  • Has or recognises an ethics/integrity code for all its members and officials
  • Has clear conflict of interest rules
  • Recognizes a code or has its own standards of good governance
  • Has an independent body on its ethics, integrity and conflict of interest rules
  • Specifies internal channels in its governing documents for appealing decisions
  • Allows athletes and officials to contest decisions in civil courts

4. Solidarity

  • Allocates specific resources for the development of grassroots activities
  • Inspects and audits the use of funds given to its internal stakeholders
  • Adopts an environmental management system for its major events
  • Has a well-defined social responsibility strategy and programmes
  • Controls the use of its social responsibility funds using international standards
  • Offers advice and assistance to its members on organisation and management
  • Provides support for economically disadvantaged members
  • Adopts a clear anti-discrimination policy

1 AGGIS, 2013, Final Report on Action for Good Governance in International Sports Organizations, Play the Game/Danish Institute for Sports Studies: Copenhagen, April, 2013. The report was developed and adopted by Play the Game/Danish Institute for Sports Studies; University of Leuven, Belgium; Loughborough University, London; German Sport University, Cologne; Utrecht University, Netherlands; Swiss Graduate School of Public