Supply Chain Ethics


This talk explores the ethics, and what are too often the harsh human realities, of the supply chain for building products and construction materials.

The conversation addresses recent statutory and regulatory changes in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia that extend enforcement of laws against forced and child labor into company supply chains.

While anti-slavery is a matter for law, business, and sustainability practices, architects can implement an anti-slavery ethos into their own design processes.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the relationship between architecture, the larger building industry, and the supply chain for construction materials.
  • Explore the vast regulatory system in the US and abroad that governs supply chains.
  • Experience the ethical challenges of today's global supply chain and the human suffering it imposes.
  • Learn actions that concerned architects can take to promote more ethical practices in the building industry supply chain.

This course is part of a series

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 $45  non-member
 $30  member
1.00 LU
  • HSW