LFP strengthens its CSR commitments and solidarity with other clubs

22 July 2022

LFP strengthens its CSR commitments and solidarity with other clubs

After two years marked by the pandemic, the 2021/2022 season has enabled Ligue 1 Uber Eats and Ligue 2 BKT clubs and LFP to intensify their CSR commitments and multiply their solidarity and innovative initiatives with more than 2,500 actions, listed in the 6th edition of “Jouons la Collectif!

For the sixth consecutive year, LFP has published the list of social and environmental responsibility (SER) actions carried out during the 2021/2022 season by Ligue 1 Uber Eats and Ligue 2 BKT clubs and the League through its brochure “Let’s play collectively!” During this 2021/2022 season, more than 2,500 societal and environmental actions have been implemented by the clubs and the LFP, i.e. 20% more actions compared to the 2020/2021 season. For the third consecutive season, all the clubs have committed themselves to social or environmental actions.

This sixth edition of Jouons-la collectif also highlights two new operations deployed this season by the LFP and the Ligue 1 Uber Eats and Ligue 2 BKT clubs: “Childhood Defenders”, a day dedicated to child protection followed by a major children’s tournament at the Stade de France; and the first edition of the Caregivers’ Tournament, bringing together teams of healthcare personnel from all over France, including the Ultra-Marine Territories.

Thanks to everyone’s involvement, certain CSR operations have become firmly established in the calendar, showing the durability of the commitment of the LFP and the clubs. The 2022/2023 season will thus mark the fifth edition of the days dedicated to the fight against racism and anti-Semitism, against homophobia and the support of the Bleuet de France. This continuity will increase the impact and resonance of each campaign, year after year.

As key players in their territory, the clubs are at the heart of their ecosystem and adapt to support local projects, and several of them have continued their commitment to the issues arising from the pandemic. The conflict in Ukraine, which occurred during the season, was also a major issue for the clubs, which were able to mobilise internationally to support the Ukrainian people: collection of essential goods, fundraising and charity matches.

Beyond these specific initiatives linked to the pandemic, support for charities, integration and social links, education and citizenship and support for amateur football remain once again the priority issues at the heart of the CSR challenges of the Ligue 1 Uber Eats and Ligue 2 BKT clubs. In support and coordination with the clubs, the LFP has continued to deploy its CSR approach and to mobilise its entire ecosystem. Thus, the LFP’s partners have actively contributed to the societal commitment of professional football by supporting seven CSR operations for the 2021/2022 season.

Once again this season, all the players in professional football (managers, players, coaches, referees) have been able to work together!

Read the full report here.

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