We strive to maintain the quality and integrity of courses taught at MWEC. Any conflict between personal interests and professional duties and responsibilities of our staff members, actual or perceived, will be identified and eliminated accordingly.
A Conflict of Interest exists where an individual has interests or loyalties that could adversely influence their judgement, objectivity or loyalty to MWEC when conducting activities associated with WSET qualifications. This is important to safeguard the integrity of WSET qualifications. For example, a conflict of interest could exist when:
Some conflicts of interest can be handled and are therefore acceptable. For example, the marking of tasting assessments by Level 3 Internal Assessors is always verified by WSET Awards to mitigate the risk of a conflict of interest. Similarly, if an employee of MWEC undertakes a WSET qualification, measures will be put in place to maintain the integrity of the assessment. Other Conflicts of Interest will be managed on a case-by-case basis.
For any cases of Conflicts of Interest for staff and students, they should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately, and MWEC will report them to WSET Awards accordingly. Failure to do so may constitute a breach of employment agreement.