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)!
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!
Plant-based diets have proven health benefits, including increased energy levels (good for productivity), lower cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure.
Some of the benefits of encouraging your team to take part include:
The UK’s biggest companies love the Veganuary Workplace Challenge!
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?
Here’s what people are saying about the Workplace Challenge:
“At Superdrug, we are so excited to be supporting the Veganuary Workplace Challenge this year. As a business, we care deeply about our continued commitment to initiatives such as Veganuary, our vegan and cruelty-free offering, CSR strategy and being the go-to place on the high street for vegan products. We are pleased that our customers can confidently shop with us for products that are not only high quality, but align with their ethics and purchasing priorities.”
“I am delighted that we have pledged to get involved with the Veganuary initiative. We already offer our inpatients and staff an extensive vegan menu, and throughout the month, we will be promoting a variety of vegan meals in our onsite restaurant with the aim to encourage as many people as possible to try vegan options.”
“2022 marks the first year of the Veganuary Workplace Challenge at Papa John’s, and another small step in our Plant Love mission. Through this global campaign, our aim is to plant love for the people, planet and communities we serve, and in doing so, demonstrate the benefits of plant-based food and how nature makes many pizza ingredients better. The call to sign up to Veganuary’s 31-day challenge has been shared with colleagues in over 45 countries, many have answered and they will be supported through January and beyond with helpful tips and plant-based recipe inspiration.”
“We’re delighted to be taking part in a Veganuary Workplace Challenge again, for the third consecutive year. We know that many of our people are looking for help to eat a more plant-based diet, that’s good for both nature and their health. Veganuary provides a great opportunity for us to showcase delicious dishes whilst highlighting the environmental impact of our dietary choices.”
“We’re on board with Veganuary! What a great way to inspire, support and encourage EY people to consider a plant-based diet. Considering meat and dairy free is one of the ways our individual choices can help in Building a Better Working World. I’m looking forward to the challenge!”
“Last year, 550 PwC people took part in the formal Veganuary Workplace Challenge, whilst many more tried plant-based options as part of a flexitarian approach. With so many people in the UK now concerned about climate change, it’s an easy step for companies to take, to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase employee engagement.”
“It’s our first year the Booking.com Transport Business Unit is getting involved with the Veganuary Workplace Challenge. It’s really exciting to see the interest and enthusiasm from our colleagues and the amazing support from the company and its leadership team!”
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:
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.