KBS is committed to the principle of transparency in matters of conflict of interest and to ensuring that KBS activities proceed without including or benefitting alcohol industry actors.
Alcohol industry actors are therefore not eligible to attend KBS events. An ‘alcohol industry actor’ is defined as a person who has worked for or on behalf of an alcohol industry organisation in the past three years.
The term ‘alcohol industry organisation’ is defined to include manufacturers of alcoholic beverages, wholesale distributors and major retailers or importers that deal solely or predominantly in alcoholic beverages or whose primary income comes from trade in alcoholic beverages, but excludes governmental bodies such as alcohol monopolies with a strong commitment to protecting public health and welfare as an operating principle. It also includes business associations or other non-State actors representing or largely funded by private alcohol industry organizations, as well as other business, trade, advocacy, public relations, charity, and social aspects organisations with financial or non-financial ties to the alcoholic beverage trade.
Please use the box below to declare if you have worked for or on behalf of an alcohol industry organisation in the past three years, including serving as an advisor, acting in an advocacy role or providing consultancy services. Please also declare any circumstances in which you worked for or on behalf of an alcohol industry organisation prior to the past three years, which may be deemed significant or substantial. If in doubt, please declare.
For the avoidance of doubt, a person who has merely been in casual employment in a bar or shop selling alcohol should not be deemed on that basis to be an alcohol industry actor ; similarly, merely receipt of research funding by an alcohol industry organisation is not a criterion for exclusion as an industry actor. A declaration should be made in both cases however.
All eligibility decisions will be made by the KBS Co-ordinating Committee, with advice from the Conflict of Interest Committee.
Instruction: Please use this box to disclose any circumstances as above which may lead you being deemed an ‘alcohol industry actor’. If nothing to declare, please state « I have nothing to declare »