WeWork - a major corporation specializing in coworking spaces and fostering startups - has announced a company-wide ban on meat.
WeWork will no longer be serving meat at company events, nor will it reimburse the cost of meat for its employees.
The ban will cover red meat, poultry, and pork - and will impact WeWork's roughly 6000 employees.
The company was clear in stating that the move was motivated by environmental concerns.
According to a company-wide email shared by CNN, WeWork anticipates it will save 'an estimated 16.7 billion gallons of water, 445.1 million pounds (201.9 million kg) of CO2 emissions, and over 15 million animals by 2023' with the change of policy.
Co-founder Miguel McKelvey also added that 'the [culinary] team has worked hard to create a sustainable, plentiful, and delicious menu'.
This is not the first sign WeWork has shown of having an environmental conscience.
A zero-waste plan is also detailed on the company website - where is says the 'goal is to make WeWork as planet-friendly as possible'.
Reusable bottles, compostable cups, and glasses have taken the place of the plastic cups formerly used at WeWork - while the company has also upgraded its recycling system to better serve the planet.
Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.
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