Social responsibility in football: a new Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation in collaboration with UCAM

The Committee will promote good practices and the inclusive society through sports. It brings together Royal Spanish Football Federation managers, the former national coach, Vicente del Bosque, and experts in Corporate social responsibility, Social Innovation and Human Rights. Its executive president is José Miguel Monje, president of the Football Federation of the Region of Murcia, and the coordinating secretary Víctor Meseguer, director of the International Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility at the Catholic University of Murcia

10 January 2019

Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

 

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) created its Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, which will develop initiatives for the benefit of football fans and society in general. Its priority is to promote transparency and good corporate governance and promote strategies of equality and non-discrimination.

The project is promoted by the president of the RFEF, Luis Rubiales. He stated that it is about "advancing social responsibility within the world of football, contributing to what is established in the Sustainable Development Goals 2030, and support the Spanish agenda of international cooperation through football".

The Committee will promote good governance and transparency, social action, environmental sustainability, the defense of human rights, responsible communication and other social aspects such as training and education, the promotion of non-discrimination and equality.

"CSR is not only an aspiration for a good image, but a transparent style of resource management that guarantees the expected sporting results" said José Miguel Monje, Executive Chairman of the CSR Committee.

The other members will be Felipe Sánchez-Pedreño (RSC), Alfredo Olivares (Human Resources), Marisa González (Communication), Rubén Rivera (Marketing), Antonio Gómez-Reino (Institutional) and Jorge Mowinckel (International Relations), as well as as external experts. These include Ángeles Solanes, professor of Philosophy of Law at the University of Valencia and president of the Council for the Elimination of Racial or Ethnic Discrimination; Silvia Escobar, member of the International Academy of Human Rights of Paris; Andrés Dulanto, director of Digital Contents of the EFE Agency, and Anna Geli de Ciurana, professor of Experimental Sciences Didactics of the University of Gerona and former president of the Sustainability Commission of the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities.

Also joined, David Lafuente, advisor to the Secretary of State for Equality; Carmen Márquez, Professor of International Public Law and International Relations at the University of Seville; Enrique Martínez, deputy director of the Chair of CSR at the University of Alcalá de Henares, and María Rosa Terradellas, director of the Chair of Social Responsibility at the University of Gerona.

Fernando Rubén García, coordinator of the Master of CSR of the International Chair of Social Responsibility of the UCAM and Nita Maciá, expert in international cooperation, communication and management in humanitarian organizations. Will participate also Ruth Hernández, founding partner of the Association of Social Responsibility Directors, and Víctor Meseguer, expert in European Affairs.

The team is completed by Ana Rosell, president of the CD Tacón; Tatiana Ferreira, of the Football Federation of the Balearic Islands; Luis Suárez Jaúregui, president of AXA Pensiones, and national football coach Vicente del Bosque.