WeWork’s New Meat-Free Office Policy Earned Compassionate Business Award


After blowing up the Internet earlier this week with the news that all work events must be meat-free, the popular coworking space WeWork has received a Compassionate Business Award from animal rights organization PETA.

“WeWork’s compassionate move to take meat off the menu is a positive first step toward saving animals’ lives, protecting the environment, and creating a healthier workplace culture,” PETA’s Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said in a statement. “PETA is encouraging everyone to work it like WeWork and go vegan.”

The coworking company says beef, pork, and poultry are now prohibited from all company events and it will no longer allow its employees to expense animal-based meals. (This is not a requirement of its members who rent office space from Wework; it is only for the company’s own employees.) Wework says the move will spare the lives of over 15 million animals by 2023.