Doha, 27 August 2020 - The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has reiterated that it is committed to the safety, health and wellbeing of workers.
“We recognise the sacrifices that our workers are making to deliver our vision for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 venues. Many have left families behind in their home countries and may feel isolated in their new lives in Qatar,” the SC said.
“At our peak construction period, we will have 30,000 workers on our projects, from a range of countries including Nepal, India, Turkey, China, Ghana and the Philippines.”.
“All of our workers are protected by our Workers' Welfare Standards – a contractually binding document that ensures all individuals contributing to the delivery of SC projects are treated with respect and dignity. From the moment they join our projects, we give workers opportunities to socialise, enjoy their free time and play an active role in Qatari society,” the SC said, adding that it begins with giving workers access to recreational facilities at their accommodation sites.
The SC said workers are bringing Qatar's preparations for the FIFA World Cup 2022 to life. “We will always be proud of their commitment to this historic tournament.”
“We conduct social outreach activities that include training opportunities, social occasions and events that involve workers in our plans for the FIFA World Cup 2022. Many of our workers benefit from participating in Generation Amazing, our flagship corporate social responsibility programme.
“The football for development training programme offered by Generation Amazing aims to boost workers’ self-esteem and enhance their sense of belonging in Qatar. One event that is universally popular is the Workers’ Cup, an annual football tournament featuring teams from contractors that has grown into a 32-team competition watched by thousands.”
“As we continue on our road to 2022, we will strive to find new and exciting ways to enrich the lives of our workers – and convey our appreciation for playing such an integral role in our historic tournament,” the SC said.