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Qatar: Second independent audit of World Cup construction uncovers mixed company performance on migrant workers’ rights

Author: Impactt Limited (UK), Published on: 8 March 2018

"Annual External Compliance Report of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy's Workers' Welfare Standards. Changing the game: towards real impacts for workers", February 2018.

Impactt’s initial audits found that contractors achieved a high percentage of compliance in the areas of personal documents (which includes compliance on passport retention), end of service procedures, construction site health and safety, transportation, and accommodation and food...all areas have compliance rates above 50%. Moreover, on some issues, compliance rates have increased by more than five percentage points. These include contractor self-audits, induction, disciplinary procedures and worker representation. In other areas, however, compliance rates have decreased and there are clear opportunities for improvement, including in recruitment fees, contracts and administration, treatment, and wages and allowances...Impactt’s analysis of findings by contracting tier shows that the number and severity of  issues tends to increase further down the supply chain.

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