The Global Slavery Index estimates there are 45.8 million people still exposed to modern slavery.  The construction sector is one of the areas where the problem is at its highest. Building Research Establishment (BRE) and Loughborough University have published the Action Programme on Responsible and Ethical Sourcing (APRES). This guidance document provides “a professional approach to the responsible and ethical sourcing of materials across relevant markets globally.” You can read more information here on edie.net and look out for our post next week on London’s LUPC as the first public sector body to be assessed under the new ISO 20400 standard for sustainable and responsible procurement.

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