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Last edited 18 Apr 2019
Modern slavery is the recruitment and harbouring of humans through the use of force, abuse, deception, and coercion for exploitative purposes. It is estimated that there are more than 45 million people subject to modern slavery in the world today.
The construction sector is particularly vulnerable to modern slavery because of its extended supply chain, opaque procurement processes, skills shortage and high demand for migrant labour. This means that supply chains can conceal human rights abuses and exploitation.
The Modern Slavery Act was introduced in March 2015 to tackle slavery in the UK and in the supply chains of major UK corporations. It aims to prevent modern slavery in organisations by increasing the transparency of company practices.
Designing Buildings Wiki has a range of articles relating to modern slavery, including:
- Action programme for responsible and ethical sourcing.
- Australian ethical labour sourcing standard.
- Blockchain – feasibility and opportunity assessment.
- Building a fairer system: Tackling modern day slavery.
- CIOB and Stronger Together.
- Construction and the Modern Slavery Act.
- Ethical sourcing.
- International Ethics Standards Coalition.
- Modern Slavery Influencers’ Index.
- Modern Slavery Act and sustainable supply chains.
- Modern slavery and the supply chain.
- Modern slavery toolkit.
- Time to face up: Modern slavery in the construction industry.
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