Our work with policy makers

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Our policy work

The Vegan Society’s Campaigns and Policy team works with policy makers on issues including sustainable agriculture, climate change, and public sector provision.

In particular, our policy work currently focusses on:

  • Encouraging more vegan provision in public-sector institutions
  • Securing more support for plant protein crop production
  • Measures to protect the legal rights of vegans

Party Conferences

In recent years we have had a presence at the Autumn political party conferences with exhibition stands and fringe events. Check back here nearer the time for details of this year's activities. If you'd like to collaborate with us email: policy[at]vegansociety[dot]com.

Policy briefings

Find our current policy briefings here:

If you work for an elected representative, feel free to write to us for evidence on vegan-related issues at policy[at]vegansociety[dot]com

If you are a local campaigner, feel free to share relevant briefings with your local politicians, and send any feedback to campaigns[at]vegansociety[dot]com

All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Vegetarianism and Veganism

The Vegan Society sponsors this parliamentary group along with V for Life. We bring guest speakers to parliament to discuss a range of issues including institutional catering provision, veganism as a protected belief, the impact of diet on climate change, and product labelling.

The Group’s Officers are:

  • Christina Rees MP
  • Kerry McCarthy MP
  • Henry Smith MP
  • Baroness Hussein-Ece
  • Thangam Debbonaire MP
  • Alex Sobel MP

Get involved: see the APPG's website here.

Consultation responses

Recently, we have responded to these consultations:

Our response to EU ruling on labelling of meat substitutes

Letter to EU in response to 'Compromise Amendment Number 41'

Joint Civil Society Letter to AGRI MEPs regarding 'Compromise Amendment Number 41'

Joint Civil Society Letter to MEPs regarding 'Amendments 165 and 171 of the CMO file'

Vegan Labelling

SAFE - "Suitable for vegans": The European standard on voluntary labelling of foods

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