Over 200,000 workers protected by SC Workers’ Welfare Standards in Qatar 2022
Hundreds of thousands of employees who have contributed significantly to the delivery and success of the competition were honored and safeguarded by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) as fans shouted and celebrated their favorite players during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM.
Workers’ Welfare Standards (WWS), created by the SC to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of workers, served as the cornerstone of these initiatives. In order to safeguard some 200,000 workers, the SC continued to direct the use of the WWS to the larger tournament-centric industries. A sector of particular importance was the hospitality industry, where an estimated 40,000 workers were employed throughout the tournament. Engagement with this industry started in 2019, and by 2022, 156 hotel operators were subject to a thorough regime of audits and inspections to ensure that the WWS was being properly implemented in their daily operations. The SC made significant advancements in supply chain management, worker accommodations, and access to remedies, as well as other employment practices, as a consequence of its strong emphasis on knowledge transfer and capacity building.