Athens, Greece: Aris FC- a highly respected Greek Super League Club has secured the prestigious United Nation certification under the Football for the Goal initiative. The achievement underscores the efforts of the club in distinguishing itself within the global sustainability stage.
While promoting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations has launched the innovative initiative dubbed Football for the Goals. The aim of the initiative is to promote SDGs with the use of the influence of football. Football for the Goals has created an efficient platform for the global football community to participate and advocate for the sustainability.
Aris FC has emerged as a frontrunner in embracing the aspiration of the initiative by aligning its operations, strategies and messages according to the SDGs. It has evidently showcased that football is not just a game as it holds a potential for driving positive change.
The entire world of football has been celebrating the achievement secured by Aris FC by calling it as the landmark moment for the club. The recognition highlights the potential of football clubs in enhancing the sustainable development, transcending their influence from the pitch to positively impact communities, societies and planet at large. While setting a new standard for the football club, Aris FC has shed light on the way for sports to make significant contribution in the sustainability.
The achievement of Aris FC has showcased their commitment to being a leader in promoting sustainable practices among the football community. The certification has also shed on their effective stance and forward thinking serving as the foundation to advance environmental stewardship, social justice, economic equality, and other SDGs.
Irini Karipidis, Aris FC’s President expressed pleasure and said that she is extremely proud on receiving the recognition. She said that the validation will enhance their work capability and encouraged their team to fulfil SDGs. The platform will continue its work in enacting meaningful change within the community and across the globe.”
Effective plans of Aris FC for promoting sustainability:
Aris FC’s commitment to sustainability is reflected through its implementation of diverse initiatives and strategic measures. These efforts not only demonstrate the club’s innovative approach but also contribute positively towards fostering a more sustainable future. The plans adopted by Aris FC are as follows:
- The establishment of eco-friendly stadium operations strengthened their vigilant approach toward conserving environment.
- Implementation of the Outreach programs for social inclusivityhas enhanced their working capacity in bringing social equality. It has provided equal opportunities to the diverse communities and helps to cater practices of discrimination.
- Adopted youth development schemes aligned with quality education and health goals has developed strong foundation for the club in promoting SDGs among young generation.
- Aris FC has partnered with local businesses to promote economic growth and job creation.
The recognition from the United Nation for Aris FC will encourage other football clubs, leagues and association to work efficiently for the sustainable future. The Food for the Goals initiative is known as the effective step which has been widely promoted by the club. It has showcased the real strength of the initiative with the suitable collaboration between football and sustainable future.
What is Aris FC:
Aris FC is one of the oldest and most prestigious football clubs in Greece. Founded in 1914, the club has received massive accolades and passionate fan base due to its commitment to excellence on an off the field. While working for UN’s SDGs, the club has been fostering its efforts in fulfilling their social responsibility and global sustainability.
What is Football for the Goals Initiative
It is the project of United Nations talking about the role of the international football community in fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals. It offers an avenue for confederations, national associations, leagues, clubs, players’ associations, and other stakeholders to align their passion for football with the pursuit of global sustainability. Through this initiative, the suitable actions has been taking place for a sustainable and equitable future by using the power of beautiful games.