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ICE produces ethics toolkit for members

The ICE has launched a free Toolkit to help civil engineers faced with difficult ethical situations in the work place.

The “Say No” Toolkit was developed in collaboration with the Institute of Business Ethics and is available as a web tool and an App. It provides “in the moment” practical guidance on how to handle a range of situations - such as potential conflicts of interest, anti-competitive situations, offers of gifts, or requests to authorise an unplanned payment.

Users can tap through a series of questions about the situation they face. The tool then provides advice on the right decision indicating “Say No”, “Say Yes”. When the answer is given, the Toolkit also makes it clear why that decision is advised so members can have the confidence that they are responding correctly.

“The ICE’s members work across all parts of the globe and face different ethical practices and challenges,” said ICE director of engineering knowledge Nathan Baker. “We want to enable our members do the right thing, and we wanted to develop something quick and practical.

“Our new Toolkit provides a quick and easy reference tool to help members overcome some of those tricky questions when it comes to good business ethics.

“The App version, which is available as a free download from the Apple and Google Play stores, will be especially useful for members working away from the office, particularly in remote locations, and does not require an internet connection.”

  • View the ICE Say No Toolkit here
  • Further resources on good business ethics are also available at

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