The setting up of Sport Integrity Units (SIU) constitute an essential element to construct an integrity system as it enables the organisation to develop concrete and coordinate action under a given mandate.
Beyond other competencies that can be assigned, this body should be responsible for managing an integrity program, including: monitoring, detection and alert system(s); gathering and treatment of information; assuring the exchange information with the relevant entities; promote and maintain stable relationship and coordination with public authorities, sports organisations and betting operators; managing investigations; promoting training and capacity building initiatives; establish an integrity risk management system; receive and process whistle-blower reports and ensure remedial action is taken in respect of any breach of integrity rules.
Identify, assess and manage the risks linked to the manipulation of sport competitions, illegal betting, and sports betting fraud to sport, betting operators and governments through an Integrity Department or Unit or an Official designated with responsibility for Integrity. Each Department, Unit or Official can be the designated Integrity Focal Point. SIGA Standards 2021
Appoint an integrity focal point (either an individual, committee, unit or platform) within governments, regional/international organisations, sports organisations, betting regulators and operators to properly coordinate the global response to the manipulation of sport competitions, illegal betting, and sports betting fraud. Sorbonne-ICSS 2014
Foresee the appointment of a designated person or unit responsible for receiving whistle-blower reports and ensuring remedial action is taken in respect of any breach of the organisation’s integrity rules. (IO3)
Assure that the integrity units benefit of an independent status in relation to internal regulatory or managerial bodies. (IO3)