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There are an estimated 2.9 million people trapped in forced labour in the construction industry. Exploitation is most prominent in the production of building supplies, the extraction of raw materials and amongst sub-contracted and migrant labourers working on site.

Modern Slavery in Construction

Construction and Development


Our connectioins with Developmemnt

Too often our homes, our offices, and even the shining new stadiums of the World Cup are tainted by slavery. Men, women and children are enslaved in the production of building supplies such as bricks, fittings, flooring and roofing; the mining of raw materials such as, timber, gravel, tin, zinc and granite; and when they physically labour on development sites.