WeWork Implements Meat Ban to Reduce Company’s Carbon Footprint
American company WeWork, that provides shared work-spaces and services for entrepreneurs and startups, has announced it is going meat-free.
Bloomberg reports that in a memo sent to its 6,000 global staff members, the startup stated it will “no longer be able to expense meals including meat, and that it won’t pay for any red meat, poultry or pork at WeWork events.” The policy will also affect WeWork’s Honesty Market, a “self-serve food and drink kiosk system present in some of its 400 co-working buildings.”
Co-founder Miguel McKelvey elaborated on the reason behind the decision in the memo:
“New research indicates that avoiding meat is one of the biggest things an individual can do to reduce their personal environmental impact, even more than switching to a hybrid car.”
“WeWork estimates the policy will save 445.1 million pounds of Carbon Dioxide emissions by 2023, 16.6 billion gallons of water, and 15,507,103 animals.”
Those requiring “medical or religious allowances” were asked to meet with the company’s policy team to go over available options.
A spokesperson told Business Insider that the meat ban “will affect offices in all of the company’s locations.”