Aerial view of Al Bayt Stadium and surrounding precinct
Aerial view of Al Bayt Stadium and surrounding precinct

Sustainability

Sustainability has been at the heart of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ from the very start.

The FIFA World Cup 2022 Sustainability Strategy will enable us to deliver a tournament that sets new benchmarks for social, human, economic and environmental development. 

This tournament will change the way future FIFA World Cup™ competitions and other sporting mega-events are organised. It will build a lasting, sustainable legacy that contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Qatar National Vision 2030.


 

This tournament is about making everyone feel welcome, safe and entertained and part of a unique FIFA World Cup™ experience in Qatar. We believe that the generations to come should benefit from a lasting legacy, so we’re working to make our planet greener, increase accessibility and inclusivity, and develop new opportunities for everyone.

 
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Environmental

We are committed to delivering a carbon-neutral FIFA World Cup™ through best construction practices, leaving a climate legacy for Qatar and the region.

Our stadiums, training sites and transport infrastructure are designed and built according to sustainable building standards, winning awards for their forward-thinking principles.




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Human

We want our sustainability initiatives to be an example to other organisers, so they can see how to adapt and maintain their strategies to safeguard the rights and welfare of workers, as well as improve local communities’ wellbeing.

We are changing the status quo by looking out for future generations and providing opportunities for training and capacity building.

 

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Economic

We want to bolster Qatar’s business environment and provide opportunities for home-grown companies and entrepreneurs, so we’re prioritising local in our delivery of the FIFA World Cup 2022™.

We’re encouraging the country’s businesses to share our passion for innovation and sustainable practices, which will also reduce carbon emissions.




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Social

We are committed to delivering an inclusive, connected FIFA World Cup™. Qatar has always been a vibrantly multicultural place, where people come together, and we’re building a tournament experience around this.

We are also adapting to become more accessible for people with disabilities.

 


 

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Governance

It is not enough to simply write a sustainability strategy – it needs to implemented too. We monitor our progress and performance.

We also publish transparent reports on our progress: all to make sure we’re delivering an ethical FIFA World Cup™.

 


 

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You can read more about our vision and requirements for contractors in the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s Sustainable Sourcing Code: