Vegan brand Beyond Meat is moving to new headquarters in El Segundo, CA. The site is built in compliance to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Fitwell certification. The company is signing a 12-year lease at the 300,000-square-foot facility which will be completed by spring 2021.
New additional product lines will be included which will allow the company to grow its research unit. Beyond Meat will operate research tech allowing the development of new products using artificial intelligence and machine learning.
“Our ambitious new campus and truly state-of-the-art research facilities reflect our commitment to providing our consumers, customers, and strategic partners with the very best in science, technology, and culinary arts as we together answer the global protein challenge,”Beyond Meat CEO and Founder Ethan Brown
As a sustainability-driven vegan company, it was important for Beyond Meat to assure that its facility complies to stand on LEED certification.
LEED is a leading green building rating system that stipulates a framework for highly efficient, sustainable buildings. With its new headquarters, Beyond Meat aims to attract new employees from around the world who will have access to a healthy working environment. Space will include a fitness center, cafeteria, ample outdoor spaces, and interior living walls to promote healthy air quality.
“The new campus and facilities will house cutting-edge fundamental and applied research, alongside globalized product development teams, all in service to a single goal: creating meat from plants that is indistinguishable from its animal protein equivalent,” Brown said. “It is on this campus that we expect to advance ever more rapidly against our taste, nutrition, and cost metrics, inviting and empowering more and more consumers around the world to Go Beyond.”