In a corporate environment, it is likely that employees will have to make work-related purchases and claim them back through an expenses policy later on. Whether this cost has been acquired from wining and dining a client, buying new stationery for the office or filling up on petrol to make it to a work event, there are lots of costs that staff may be eligible to claim for.
Earlier this week, the property development firm, Igloo Regeneration, hit headlines after it introduced an expenses policy that only allowed staff to claim back work-related costs providing that they don’t contain meat. The move came after the firm realised that it needed to do more to support environmentally friendly business practices. While a policy of this sort isn’t commonplace in most organisations, the co-working space WeWork introduced a similar policy a few years back where meat was no longer served at work events and staff couldn’t be reimbursed for costs that included poultry, pork or red meat.
In this week’s podcast, HR Grapevine’s Online Editor, Sophie Parrott, sits down with Jade Burke, Editor of myGrapevine – a new personalised content hub which has recently launched – to discuss workplace expenses policies following the news that an employer banned staff from claiming back expenses that contain meat. The pair discuss whether this move is indicative of poor company culture, whether this excludes those who do choose to eat meat and the ins and outs of workplace expenses policies.
Listen on to find out more.