After winning the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™,
the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) quickly developed a set of
principles and standards to ensure our workers’ welfare. In accordance with
universally accepted principles of human rights, these principles and standards
demand that all individuals contributing to the delivery of SC projects be
treated with respect and dignity.
“We have always believed that Qatar’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup™ will be a catalyst to accelerate positive initiatives already being undertaken by Qatar, which will leave a legacy of enhanced, sustainable and meaningful progress for workers across the country. We already see this progress taking place in Qatar on a daily basis, and will continue to work hard to make our vision become an ever-present reality on the ground.”
H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi
Our Workers’ Welfare Standards are a set of mandatory, contractually binding rules which ensure that companies working on SC projects operate in line with our values. The standards clearly set out the SC’s requirements regarding the recruitment, employment, living and working conditions for everyone engaged on an SC project.
We hold ourselves and our partners accountable
to our Workers’ Welfare Standards, regularly monitoring adherence to them, and we immediately address any cases where a
party falls short. We also waste no time in amending the standards themselves
if we discover they are insufficient in any way. As working practices and
conditions change over time, our regulations must be fluid enough to react and ensure
that workers are properly protected.
In April 2016, we appointed an
independent third party – Impactt Ltd. – as an external monitor of our Workers’ Welfare Standards. By auditing
and inspecting SC project sites, and by producing reports on our progress, they
ensure that we adhere to our standards and help us to identify areas for
improvement. You can download their April 2017 report – and our own
compliance and progress reports – on our Workers’
Welfare compliance page.