(Mandatory Referrals are part of the BBC's editorial management system. While they will not, in themselves, meet the Principles in the Editorial Guidelines, they are an essential part of the process to ensure compliance and must be observed.)
Referrals to Director Editorial Policy and Standards
Any proposal for a BBC commissioned current affairs production to accept a grant from the EU Media Fund must be referred in advance to Director Editorial Policy and Standards.
Any BBC coverage of a third party event sponsored by a BBC publication or any BBC coverage of an event mounted by, or in conjunction with, BBC Magazines must be referred in advance to Chief Adviser Editorial Policy.
On-air and online credits for sponsors of third party, non-sports events must be referred to the relevant senior editorial figure or, for independents, to the commissioning editor responsible for the coverage. Editorial Policy must also be consulted.