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Workers' Welfare Standards

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 
Secretary General

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.

We also have a memorandum of understanding with Building and Wood Workers’ International, the global trade union for construction workers, who will carry out further inspections on our sites.

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