AUSTIN (KXAN) — The communal workspace company WeWork says it is no longer serving or paying for meat at its events.
WeWork, which has five offices in Austin, says the decision to go meat-free is a commitment to become more “environmentally conscious.” This applies to all red meat as well as poultry, but pescatarians are in luck since fish will still be served.
In a memo from company co-founder Miguel McKelvey, he says the company can save an estimated 16.7 billion gallons of water, 445.1 million pounds of CO2 emissions and more than 15 million animals by 2023 by cutting meat.
The meat-less initiative only applies to items paid for by WeWork. Employees and members can still bring in whatever lunch they please and members can still serve meat at events they host.
Based in New York City, WeWork currently has 6,000 employees worldwide.