Workplace Challenge

Will your team take the pledge?

Focussed team meeting

Want to make your business or workplace healthier, happier and help the planet? The Veganuary Workplace Challenge is a fun way to do all of this and more!

What is the Workplace Challenge?

The Veganuary Workplace Challenge is a 31-day pledge that encourages your workforce to try vegan for the month of January.

It’s a simple ask: staff challenge themselves to eat a purely plant-based diet for one month, with a huge payoff!

You’ll receive lots of free support, access to meal plans, special offers and resources to support you along the way.

Collectively taking part in Veganuary is great for team morale and unites everyone in a shared experience and challenge.

In January 2023, nearly 200 organisations worldwide took part in the Veganuary Workplace Challenge, encouraging their employees to try vegan in January and providing more vegan options in the workplace.

In many cases, leading by example, CEOs and other senior executives and team leaders take part too!

Workplace Challenge Participant at Adept Care Homes
Workplace Challenge participant at Adept Care Homes, UK

Why Take Part?

Plant-based diets have proven health benefits, including increased energy levels (good for productivity), lower cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure.

It’s the most environmentally friendly diet too. It has been calculated that for every one million people eating plant-based for a month will save 6.2 million litres of water, 3.4 million animals from a lifetime of suffering, and the CO2 equivalent of 1.2 million flights from London to Paris.

Some of the benefits of encouraging your team to take part include:

  • Promotes health and well-being amongst staff
  • Shows that your business is doing its bit for the environment
  • Creates a fun challenge for staff to participate in
  • Takes advantage of great PR opportunities if you’d like to get involved publicly
Armed Forces chef instructors at a plant-based culinary masterclass held by Humane Society International, Veganuary and Plant Futures
UK Armed Forces chef instructors at a plant-based culinary masterclass held by Humane Society International, Veganuary and Plant Futures

Previous Participants

The challenge has been hugely successful in some of our flagship countries, especially the UK.

Our previous participants include BAFTA, Mars Food Europe, Just Eat Takeaway, Odeon Cinemas, Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, Harrods, Lindt UK, Aveda, Volkswagen Group UK, Superdrug, Sky, Adept Care Homes, Papa John’s, Allianz Germany, EY and Quorn.

Why not join them?

How to Take Part

Ready to get involved? Whether working from home or in the office, there are plenty of ways to make the challenge fun for the whole team. Here are some Veganuary themed activities for inspiration:

  • Team activities
  • Potluck
  • Team lunch or night out
  • Food in the office
  • Vegan cookbook swap
  • Set up a shared channel
  • Zoom cookalong
  • Sponsorship
PWC staff canteen during Veganuary
PWC staff canteen during Veganuary, UK

Whether you’re an employer who wants to demonstrate your commitment to sustainability, or a Veganuary participant who doesn’t want to go it alone, we have all the resources you need to run your own Veganuary Workplace Challenge.