After winning the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) developed a set of Workers' Welfare Standards to ensure our workers' welfare. 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.
We hold ourselves, our contractors and our partners accountable to our Workers' Welfare Standards. Where our contractors fall short, we seek to immediately rectify any non-compliance by collaborating to help improve any issue our workers may face.
We have also implemented a Workers' Welfare Grievance Hotline which allows workers to self-report violations of our standards anonymously either by 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.