Our Sustainability Strategy
Sustainability at the FIFA World Cup

Our sustainability strategy

Our Sustainability Strategy

Purpose of the Strategy

The purpose of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ Qatar Sustainability Strategy, is to maximise the sustainability of the preparation, staging, and post-tournament activities of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ by fulfilling our obligations, managing risks and leveraging opportunities related to people’s rights and wellbeing, economic development and environmental protection.

Scope of the Strategy

The strategy sets out the sustainability initiatives for the FIFA World Cup 2022™, which are linked to the most material sustainability topics for the tournament and builds on the joint sustainability commitments set out in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Sustainability Policy.

This joint strategy is a collaboration between the three tournament organisers, FIFA, Q22 and the SC. This collaboration enables us to address the wide range of sustainability impacts of the tournament in the most effective and comprehensive way by leveraging the knowledge, experience and best possible resources available from all three delivery partners.

The strategy covers all three phases of tournament delivery – the preparation, staging and post-tournament activities of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ – from the time the strategy was developed to the completion of post-tournament activities in 2023, when all temporary structures will have been dismantled and the final tournament sustainability report published.

The foundation of our strategy is 20 material topics for the FIFA World Cup 2022™ that are addressed by 22 objectives. These objectives describe the intended results from implementing the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Sustainability Strategy. The objectives are organised according to the five pillars of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ sustainability framework.

Our First Sustainability Progress Report was published in October 2020, detailing our progress on delivering the commitments set out in the strategy. We are now utilising this online platform to provide ongoing updates on the progress of sustainability initiatives to all our stakeholders, as we transition from a focus on construction towards tournament operations.

Governance and development of the strategy

The development of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Sustainability Strategy was led by the FIFA World Cup 2022™ Sustainability Steering Group and the FIFA World Cup 2022™ Sustainability Working Group, with final approval provided by the FIFA Secretary General and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC Chairman/ SC Secretary General.

Please refer to our FIFA World Cup 2022™ Strategy Process Development document for more details about this process.