Our Sustainability Framework
Sustainability at the FIFA World Cup

Our sustainability framework

To deliver on our shared vision, maximise the positive legacy of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ and set a new benchmark for the sustainability of mega-sporting events, we established a sustainability framework to guide the implementation of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Sustainability Policy. The framework forms the foundation of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Sustainability Strategy which describes the sustainability initiatives being implemented during the preparation, staging and post-tournament activities of the tournament.

Our sustainability framework includes our policy commitments, goals, material topics and strategic objectives organised according to five pillars: human, social, economic, environmental and governance. These framework pillars align with the three dimensions of sustainability and the human, social, economic and environmental pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030, with an additional pillar for governance which addresses our objective of ensuring good governance and ethical business practices.

In the process of developing the FIFA World Cup 2022™ Sustainability Strategy, we identified a long list of sustainability topics (or impacts) associated with the FIFA World Cup 2022™, and then followed a process of stakeholder consultation in order to prioritise the most material areas so as to focus our efforts/ resources and maximise the sustainability of the tournament. These 20 material topics (see Annexe 2) helped to guide the development of the Sustainability Strategy which defines the initiatives that are being implemented to effectively manage these material sustainability issues. Please refer to our FIFA World Cup 2022™ Strategy Process Development document for more details about this process.