After winning the right to host the FIFA World Cup 2022™, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy developed a set of Workers' Welfare Standards to keep our workers safe and healthy.
In accordance with universally accepted principles of human rights, these principles demand that all individuals contributing to the delivery of SC projects be treated with respect and dignity.
Consultation and evolution
Our standards evolve over time as working practices change. We produced an updated set of standards in 2016, strengthening the requirements based on our experience over the previous two years. This was done in consultation with the business community and numerous civil society groups, including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI), Engineers Against Poverty, Humanity United and the International Labour Organization.
In 2018, we again updated the standards, enhancing working and living conditions for people working on our projects. We made 37 amendments in all, giving workers greater opportunity to share their viewpoints and grievances, providing improved medical equipment and reinforcing the importance of health checks.
We have also implemented a Workers' Welfare grievance hotline, which allows workers to self-report violations of our standards anonymously, either via a free-phone number or a web-based portal.
As a living document, these standards will continue to be reviewed regularly to ensure the health, safety and dignity of our workers is protected at all times.