NGC Group of Restaurants Receive B Corp Certifications

May 2, 2016

Guelph, Ontario (May 2, 2016) 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.

B-Corp Certified

Some of the key initiatives that qualified NGC for this prestigious achievement include;

  • Raising $75,000 for the Grand River Conservation Foundation
  • Providing benefits to all employees
  • Sponsoring music series at the River Run Centre in Guelph and the Centre In The Square in Kitchener
  • Partnering with Me to We resulting in the planting of thousands of trees
  • Working with Lucky Iron Fish to help indigenous people
  • Providing 5,000 meals to the KidsAbility Foundation
  • Converting all restaurants to Carbon Neutral

 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 everyone with whom it does business - 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 our key stakeholders starting with our employees, customers, suppliers, 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.”

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 For more information about The Neighbourhood Group of Companies or any of their restaurants, please contact;

Bob Desautels, NGC Chair:  P: 519-836-3948 or E-Mail: