Spotlight on ethics: Balancing risk and benefits when working with offshore contractors

You have been selected as the Lead Engineer in a project to provide a bespoke design unmanned air vehicle to India. You identify some potential risk factors that could indicate your contractor is using forced labour in its workforce. What do you do?

This is the dilemma presented in our Engineering Ethics Toolkit case study Balancing risk and benefits when working with offshore contractors.

We’ve provided this, and other case studies, for you to use and adapt in your teaching. We also have a growing library of guidance articles available to support you in your teaching, and an Ethics Explorer to get you started.

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