Migrant workers are working on all of BESIX Group's major construction sites in the Middle East.
This was the case for the sports facilities for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, from 2014 to 2019, and
for the infrastructure and pavilions for the World Expo 2020 in Dubai.
• World Expo 2020, Dubai
Six Construct carried out all of the infrastructure for the 2020 World Expo site in Dubai and built
the French and Belgian national pavilions.
Dubai has decided to make this global event an example of respect for migrant workers by imposing
unprecedented standards on companies operating in the country. For example, throughout 2019, it conducted
quarterly audits of all companies operating on the exhibition site and the accommodation of their workers.
BESIX has regularly been at the top of the podium.
• FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
In preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, Six Construct renovated an existing stadium and
built a new one. These projects were completed in 2019.
These two construction sites had a total of three fatal accidents. These included two migrant
workers and one non-migrant worker, two of whom worked for subcontractors. However, the company
never evaded responsibility. These accidents on site were examined by the competent national authorities
and by the company's own departments. In addition, Six Construct has always been open to providing additional
information on this subject, in a transparent manner, to interested external institutions.