As a former President of the Building + Woodworker Internationale (BWI), I also had to personally experience the unacceptable working conditions of our colleagues in the building materials industry worldwide. This applies in particular to the workers in the asbestos pits in Russia and the natural stone (granite) quarries in China and India. This work is unacceptable for adults under the miserable, often non-existent protection conditions. For children, this exploitation always ends in early disability and death.