What We Do
The Vegan Society is an educational charity that promotes and supports the vegan lifestyle.
The Chief Executive maintains contact with government departments and submits responses to consultation documents on subjects such as food labelling, climate change, nutrition and global food security.
The Society publishes the quarterly magazine The Vegan as well as a number of books. The magazine is sent to all members and is sold in some health food shops. See our publications page for more details.
Our Media and PR Officer responds to news items and works with journalists to promote positive stories about the benefits of the vegan lifestyle.
Young people are encouraged to question the origins and impact of their food by the work of the Education Officer. Volunteer school visitors across the country encourage debate, give presentations and cookery demonstrations and raise awareness of vegan issues.
We attend exhibitions and festivals as well as giving talks to a variety of organisations as part of our outreach work.
The merchandise department supports vegans and promotes veganism by selling products such as vegan cookery books, the Society’s own publications and Veg 1, a supplement specifically designed for vegans.
The Business Development department works with companies to help them promote their products and services by advertising in The Vegan magazine and by registering for the internationally recognised trademark. This also helps vegans to recognise vegan products instantly.
Volunteer Local and Group Contacts around the British Isles help to promote the work of The Society with the support of the National Contacts’ Coordinator. The International Coordinator promotes cooperation amongst vegan groups throughout the world.
The Society aims to make veganism an easily adopted and widely recognised approach to reducing animal and human suffering and environmental damage by means of meaningful, peaceful and factual dialogue with individuals and organisations.