The Workplace Active Certification (WAC) is accessible to all organisations, irrespective of their size, location, culture, sector of activity, or social and economic situation. The certification was created by European Federation for Company Sport, the leading organisation in promoting sport at EU level.

In its first pilot year, the WAC certification has been granted to 13 European organisations.

November of 2023 will see new certification awarded in Brussels. This, in the presence of European authorities and key players in corporate sport at European level. The attached flyer gives you an overview of the certification process.

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These are the main benefits of this certification highlighted by last year’s recipients and this year’s candidates:

In addition, this will allow you to join a network of corporate sports “ambassadors” in Europe Details of the certification process (you may consult all the regulations).

1) An introductory online questionnaire, which once completed, will have to validated by the certification team.

2) Once this has been validated, you will receive your login details to complete the form: once the criteria are completed they shal be posted on our digital platform (List of criteria)

3) These answers will be studied by our auditors, who will then invite you to a certification interview (4 hours by videoconference, involving various players in your organisation) to clear up doubts and provide answers.

4) Once approved, the certification is valid for 3 years. You will have to update the WAC team annually with evidence of your progress.

What are you waiting for?

The first #MoveatWork conference, an Erasmus+ project supported by the European Commission, was organised during the European Corporate Sport Games in Bordeaux. It was hosted on June 15th at the Palais de la Bourse in Bordeaux and gave floor to various speakers, who expressed their wish “to encourage companies and their teams to adopt active lifestyles”.

Move at Work was created because of the following figures:



of employees see sport in the workplace as an pull factor.



of managers recommend company sports to their peers.



of physical and sporting activities take place in the workplace.


The FFSE and EFCS President Didier Besseyre opened the conference by mentioning the importance of physical activity in occupational settings. He was followed by Yves Le Lostecque, Head of the Erasmus Mundus-Sport Unit and representative of the European Commission, and by Patrick Seguin, President of the Bordeaux Gironde Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The first round table brought together

  • Marie Christine Oghly, PWorld Association of Women Entrepreneurs (FCEM) President,Vice Chair ICC-World Chambers Federation,
  • Marie-Cécile Tardieu, Chief Operating Officer Business France Invest,
  • Andris Bērziņš, PFormer Prime Minister of Latvia (2000-2002), Mayor of Riga (1997-2000) & Vice-President of the Latvian Federation for Company Sport.
  • Céline Micouin, Advisor to the President of MEDEF.
(Left to Right) Céline Micouin – Marie Christine Oghly – Marie-Cécile Tardieu – Andris Bērziņš
Jennifer Braem – UFS Director (Universe of Fitness & Sport) at Groupe Roullier

Following this, Jennifer Braem, UFS Director (Universe of Fitness & Sport) at Groupe Roullier, shared her experience as a WAC certification winner.

To conclude the conference

  • Alexandra Heins, EDF Nouvelle Aquitaine Communication manager
  • Caroline Jardri, Co-president of the company and sport commission of the MEDEF Gironde, President of the CREPS of Bordeaux (Resource, Expertise and Sports Performance Centers)
  • Peder Bisgaard, President of the Danish Federation for Company Sport
  • Oliver Serre, Executive Director – Agence régionale de santé Nouvelle-Aquitaine presented a multilateral approach to business sport.
(Left to Right) Alexandra Heins – Caroline Jardri – Peder Bisgaard – Oliver Serre

The conference identified a number of obstacles, difficulties and problems encountered by the various players in the field of company sport,. Partners in the Move at Work consortium will be working on these issues in order to find credible and efficient solutions.

Move at Work and its partners across Europe are now committed to extending the WAC certification to more companies and to building a European network of “corporate sport supporters”.

We want to thank Business France and the CCI Bordeaux Gironde, partners of the Conference.

Stay tuned and follow the Move at Work LinkedIn page to keep up to date with project developments and news!

This new M@W adventure is building on the Workplace Active Certification‘s success. This new Erasmus+ project launched on January 2023 will last 3 years.
Its goal is to promote the implementation of physical activity in the workplace. The consortium, led by the FFSE, gathered 8 partners from 5 different countries to meet for the 1st time on January 31st, 2023. 

We are delighted to take part in this great project and are ready for new challenges!

Our objectives are:

  • To improve knowledge about company sport 
  • To improve the WAC certification
  • To provide tangible assistance and support
  • To guarantee the project’s durability on an international scale
  • To build a network of active supporters, symbol of our cross sectorial approach represented by MAW partners’ diversity

Our consortium:

  • Evaleo from Switzerland
  • Copenhagen University from Denmark
  • Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry from Belgium
  • Sport and Citizenship from Belgium
  • EUNIK from the Netherlands
  • NL Onderneemt Maatschappelijk from the Netherlands
  • World Federation for Company Sport

Our next meetings will take place in April 2023!

Stay tuned