The Scope

Understanding our large and largely invisible crisis

Forced labor and human trafficking is an estimated

$150 Billion Industry

The very nature of the built environment, its complexity, disaggregation, and lack of transparency, has enabled the growth of this criminal industry. The illegal use of forced labor across industrial sectors subsidizes corporate profits and has contributed to the expansion of this global industry.

28 million

held in forced labor

While much of forced labor is out of sight, the conditions that produce forced labor are clearly visible. We know the millions held are the most vulnerable and come from impoverished communities or from areas of conflicts and disasters.

$12 trillion

While one of the largest industries in the world, the construction industry is fragmented and the lack of innovation has impeded its productivity.

The scope of the problem

Once you know, you cannot unknow it.

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