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July 20, 2018
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Americas: Where’s the Beef? Not at WeWork’s Meetings


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Ordering the prosciutto-wrapped asparagus and mini-burgers for your appetizer trays? Not if you’re a meeting planner for WeWork. The New York–based company that rents shared office spaces around the world has instituted a new policy stating that it will not serve poultry, pork, or red meat at company events. The company has also announced that its 6,000 employees will not be able to expense meals that include meat.

In an email first reported by Bloomberg, company co-founder Miguel McKelvey announced that its upcoming “Summer Camp” retreat for employees and the members who rent its spaces would be going vegetarian. “New research indicates that avoiding meat is one of the biggest things an individual can do to reduce their personal environmental impact,” said McKelvey in the email, “even more than switching to a hybrid car.”

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