The Design for Freedom Initiative is raising awareness about the pervasiveness of forced and child labor in the construction supply chain. The materials that go into our buildings are heavily reliant on slave labor. We’ll explore the risks and highlight ways you can shape your practice to address this pressing humanitarian issue as part of your social equity goals. Learn about the tools and resources available to use in advocacy, internal operations, client conversations, and pilot projects.
- Engage in a human rights movement that is largely invisible in the AEC industry.
- Define the negative impacts of forced labor within the building industry.
- Assess the risks in the building material supply chain and identify strategies for increasing transparency in global supply chains.
- Create an immediate action plan for implementing at least one element of change in your practice.