Slavery in UK construction: and it involves you and me

.With 40.3 million victims in forced labour estimated by the Global Slavery Index, and an estimated 136,000 victims in the UK alone, there are now more people enslaved than there have ever been in human history. Labour exploitation is a lucrative business for organised crime and their willing participants . . . and the built environment is no exception.

The lighting industry doesn’t have clean hands here. You don’t need to go too far down the supply chain before you find men, women and children forced to work in abominable conditions to provide us with the raw materials that help us to do our work.

This short video comes from the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Learn more about Modern Slavery in Construction.

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Thanks to SCSS for the material that enables us to shine a light (sorry!) into a very dark corner of our business.

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