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22 Feb 2022


FIFA response to Amnesty Intl. report alleging forced labour in Qatar security sector

With the scale of construction of FIFA World Cup stadiums and training sides gradually decreasing and a growing focus on event-time preparation, our workers’ welfare-related efforts have for the past two years increasingly shifted towards service companies too. This has involved the development of an audit and inspection programme for the hospitality sector as well as due diligence measures for service companies deployed on FIFA competition sites. Such programmes were also implemented during the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 and the FIFA Club World Cup 2020.

These programmes build on the experiences of the SC’s Workers’ Welfare Department on construction sites over recent years and are being implemented in close collaboration between FIFA, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC (Q22), as well as the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) and other host country counterparts. They also leverage the SC’s existing collaborations with the international trade union for construction workers, Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Ministry of Labour, as well as the independent auditor Impactt Ltd.