The Neighbourhood Group of Companies (NGC), the parent company of The Woolwich Arrow Pub, Borealis Grille & Bar and Miijidaa café + bistro, is very proud and pleased to announce that they are now officially a Certified B Corporation. This Certification makes NGC the largest B Corp certified restaurant company in the world.
Some of the key initiatives that qualified NGC for this prestigious achievement include;
Raised $75,000 for the Grand River Conservation Foundation
Provided health benefits to all employees
Sponsored music series at Guelph’s River Run Centre and Kitchener’s Centre In The Square
Partnered with Me to We resulting in the planting of thousands of trees
Worked with Lucky Iron Fish to help fight iron deficiency
Provided 5,000 meals to the KidsAbility Foundation
Ensured all restaurants are carbon neutral by purchasing carbon offsets and adding solar panels in two locations
B Corporations are leaders of the global movement of people using business as a force for good. There are over 1,600 Certified B Corporations from more than 120 industries in nearly 50 countries with one unifying goal – to redefine success in business.
B Corps are important because they inspire all businesses to compete not only to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world. Certified B Corporations meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.
The performance standards B Corps meet are comprehensive, transparent and verified. They measure a company’s impact on all its stakeholders, employees, suppliers, community, customers and the environment. B Corps are mandated to consider the impact of their decisions on all of their stakeholders.
Bob Desautels, NGC Chair recently commented;
“This is a tremendous achievement that truly validates the way we conduct business in all of our restaurants. The impact will be felt by all of our key stakeholders including our employees, suppliers, customers, the local community and the environment. There are only 13 restaurants worldwide that are Certified B Corporations, only 3 of which are in Canada. We have now added 4 more Canadian restaurants to this great cause and Canada can boast 7 in total giving us the highest number of B Corp restaurants in the world.”
To learn more about B Corporations visit; bcorporation.net