The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has launched a new website specifically dedicated to Workers’ Welfare.
The site – www.workerswelfare.qa – features a timeline of the SC’s Workers’ Welfare journey, containing details of the numerous initiatives being delivered to benefit the thousands of workers engaged on 2022 FIFA World Cup™ projects.
Workers’ Welfare is a key legacy initiative of the SC, which is responsible for delivering the infrastructure required for Qatar to host the world’s biggest single-sport event in four years’ time.
H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, the SC’s Secretary General, said the site’s launch will help to share details of Workers’ Welfare progress in Qatar.
“We are committed to transparency in relation to Workers’ Welfare and this new website will include details of every project related to this area,” said Al Thawadi.
“We are proud of our achievements in relation to Workers’ Welfare but know there is still much to be done. We remain determined to leave a global legacy in relation to workers’ rights.”
Since winning the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ and introducing the Workers’ Welfare Standards in 2014, the SC has implemented a range of measures to safeguard workers involved in its projects, including:
- Appointing Impactt Ltd as the SC’s external monitor
- Signing a cooperation agreement with global trade union Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI)
- Delivering a ground-breaking nutrition programme with Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar to educate workers about the importance of a healthy lifestyle
- Signing a training agreement with Qatar International Safety Centre (QISC) to improve the health and safety knowledge of our workers and contractors
- Partnering with global apparel experts Techniche to introduce state-of-the-art cooling technology for our workers.
Mahmoud Qutub, Workers’ Welfare Executive Director, said: “This website offers a platform to showcase the work being done to protect the workers building our stadiums. Not only does it tell the story of the SC’s commitment but we hope it will give a window into the lives of our workers.
“Our team spends a lot of time on-site every week with workers. They have incredible stories to tell which we would like to use the website to share with the world.”
This is the latest website to be developed by the SC, following similar projects for Community Engagement, Generation Amazing and Challenge 22.