The Self-Test

The self-test on is intended to give you a tool to assess the current sustainability of your sporting organisation and identify further potential. We do not store or check the results.

Why should a sports club consider sustainability aspects?

  • In addition to the main sporting purpose, the club is also responsible for the environment and society, for tolerance and social commitment and should thus serve as a model for others.
  • The club can set out a positive vision for the future for its own development and for young people, encouraging them to adopt more sustainable practices.
  • This is how the club can create a positive image and set itself apart from other institutions by engaging in a more forward-looking, environmentally sound and socially responsible conduct.
  • In future, (additional) financial support may be obtained by ensuring a transparent and verifiable profile of the club’s sustainability performance.

These sustainability indicators were developed essentially for the following types of sports and/or sports clubs

  • Standard ‘team ball sports’ such as football, volleyball, handball, American football; combat sports and various types of physical exercises performed in groups (judo, zumba, yoga, gymnastics, pilates, etc.) as well as athletics
  • The sports facilities used are indoor facilities, outdoor facilities (with/without lawn) or a combination of indoor and outdoor facilities, whether rented/leased or privately owned, with or without a canteen
  • Hobby clubs and clubs that participate in cross-regional (across the federal provinces, including national league, regional league…) and regional (within a federal province, including regional league, local league…) championships and clubs that regularly or occasionally (hobby organisations) take part in tournaments, single-sport or multi-sport clubs

Who are the sustainability indicators for (selection) and what is their purpose?

  • Officials of a given club:
    • for information purposes,
    • to identify improvement potential,
    • above all to plan and implement stabilisation and improvement measures,
    • to obtain financial support
  • Club members: for information purposes and above all to implement improvement measures
  • Prospective club members: in addition to the benefits of sport, a future-oriented image can be conveyed
  • Broad public: for information purposes
  • Officials from other clubs: for information purposes and to learn from one another
  • Decision-makers in policymaking and administration: for information purposes but also to demonstrate that the club is contributing to sustainable development in the municipality, region, etc., and to provide proof of the efficiency of financial support
  • Press – media: for information purposes

Where can the club publish these sustainability indicators?

  • in the club’s own journal
  • via the club’s website and via social media
  • through the umbrella association/organisation
  • in display cases (where available)
  • in the federation’s journal
  • in the municipal newspaper
  • offer them to the press and (sports) media

How does the self-test work and what happens to the data?

The self-test includes a number of questions about your organisation’s current sustainability status. No personal details such as the name or address need to be provided. The information is intended to help you assess your own situation; the data will thus only be stored temporarily, and we will not view nor make any further use of the data once the test has been completed. You can delete the temporarily stored information at any time by clicking the Delete button below the test questions. This notwithstanding, the cookie implemented for that purpose will be automatically deleted by our web browser after your final visit to our website.