The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) continues to accelerate the implementation of its global reform agenda by joining forces with one of its latest members, APC Compliance, to deliver Sport Integrity solutions.

Formalized in New York during the SIGA FITS Forum, this strategic business partnership will further expand and diversify SIGA SOLUTIONS portfolio of services to Sport Organizations and Governments worldwide, and will significantly contribute to enhance their governance, integrity and capability.

Under this new tripartite agreement, APC Compliance will work in close cooperation with SIGA SOLUTIONS, SIGA’s new commercial arm, to deliver a suite of services designed to assist Sport Organizations and Governments to achieve the highest standards of integrity and good governance, anchored by SIGA’s Universal Standards on Sport Integrity. These services will support Organizations in their journey towards obtaining the SIGA Independent Rating and Verification System (SIRVS) Certification.

The broad range of services that are now available include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing strategic advice to Sport Organizations, Governments and Global Business, including Sponsors, Broadcasters and other relevant Commercial Entities, on all matters related to Sport Integrity;
  • Providing Training, Education and Capacity Building related with the implementation of the SIGA Universal Standards and SIRVS Certification;
  • Developing Legislative and Regulatory Frameworks;
  • Conducting in-depth specialized studies and research on critical Governance and Financial Integrity issues; and
  • Developing standardized toolkits for financial integrity and good governance in Sport, tailored to Sports Organizations seeking SIRVS Certification.

SIGA’s co-founder and Global CEO, Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, highlighted the significance of the newly established partnership, stating:

“This partnership is a key milestone in our efforts to enhancing the way Sport is governed and operates. It extends the reach and implementation of SIGA’s Universal Standards on Sport Integrity by providing vital strategic advice, tailored training, education and capacity building programmes and on-the-ground practical support, ensuring that organizations not only adhere to best practice but excel them, thus promoting a culture of integrity and excellence in every facet of Sport.

By combining the expertise of SIGA and SIGA SOLUTIONS with that of APC Compliance, we are adding value to sports organizations and governments that need support to achieve full compliance with the best practices, but lack the real knowledge, expertise and internal resources to do so. It is, therefore, with great enthusiasm and forward-looking perspective that we embark on this game-changing partnership at a crucial time for the industry’s future.”

Lazaros Ioannou, Director, APC Compliance, added:

“We are thrilled that APC Compliance and SIGA have entered into a strategic partnership aimed at bolstering good governance and financial integrity within sports organizations. This collaboration will focus on a multifaceted approach to ensure the highest standards of integrity in the sports industry. Our joint efforts will assist sports organizations in achieving the prestigious SIRVS Certification, providing them with the necessary tools and knowledge to excel in governance and financial management.

Together, APC Compliance and SIGA are dedicated to fostering an environment of excellence in governance and financial management within the world of Sport. This partnership marks a significant step forward in our shared mission to enhance the transparency, accountability, and integrity of sports organizations globally. We look forward to making a positive and lasting impact on the sports industry through our collaborative efforts.



APC Compliance is a leading provider of comprehensive compliance solutions, specializing in delivering expert advice, training, and compliance services to ensure organizational adherence to industry standards and regulations. Our mission is to empower businesses and organizations to operate ethically and sustainably, fostering a culture of integrity and accountability. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, we are dedicated to supporting our clients in navigating the complexities of regulatory requirements, helping them achieve their business objectives while upholding the highest standards of compliance and governance.


SIGA is the world’s leading organisation for Sport Integrity. We are creating a whole new landscape for the sports industry by delivering independent global rating and certification for world Sport to ensure it is governed and operates under the highest integrity standards: The SIGA Universal Standards.

Funded by our Members, SIGA is a non for profit global independent organisation with one aim: To ensure the sport  industry is governed under the highest integrity standards so that the values of sport are protected.

SIGA is the only organisation to bring together sport, governments, academia, international organisations, sponsors, business, rights holders, NGOs and professional services companies, from every region in the world, around a common cause of fostering greater integrity throughout sport.

SIGA is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, as a non for-profit association, and comprises of the following continental subsidiaries: SIGA AMERICA, SIGA EUROPE and SIGA LATIN AMERICA.

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