WeWork wants it’s employees and customers to “create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living.” As long as that life no longer includes meat, according to the new company policy.
The co-working giant with over 400 office locations has made a bold decision to cut meat out of any company offering. This includes the office events WeWork is known for, and any retreats (such as the upcoming “Summer Camp”).
Chicken, pork and red meats will no longer be available at the popular “Honesty Market” kiosk in WeWork’s locations from here on out. The policy makes clear that meals including meat will no longer be expensed by corporate accounts. Anyone requesting medical or religious allowance should contact the policy makers directly.
“New research indicates that avoiding meat is one of the biggest things an individual can do to reduce their personal environmental impact,” co-founder Miguel McKelvey stated in the announcement, “even more than switching to a hybrid car.”
The adjustment, while significant, is widely viewed as an extension of the company’s internal efforts to reduce plastic waste. WeWork isn’t the only company making efforts to reduce it’s environmental impact: Starbucks is banning plastic straws, and Tesla models it’s entire company after the mission. Who will we see step up next?