Challenging the food industry to commit to a better future

International project delivery company, Wiley has launched at the The Better Future Video (www.thebetterfuturevideo.com), created to shine light on the age-old conundrum; how do we make the world a better place? Wiley have put forward the challenge to the food and agriculture industry to commit to a better future.

There is a growing demand for sensible action to protect our environment. We need close relationships between community, business, and truly great leaders who actively and positively carve the way to a better future. A collective approach means holistic action—sitting together to innovate and create change and get the future right for the generations to come.

This collective approach is bringing people together to think holistically about the world, to encourage business, the government and individuals to strive to make a difference and leave behind a better future for generations to come.

Wiley managing director, Tom Wiley said “Why we are in business and the way we go about it are very important to us at Wiley. We seek out ways to live and honour what we value. This video has given us a platform to share with the world the great opportunities and challenges our world faces. It is up to every one of us to step up and find a better way.”

As well as helping clients to find better solutions and project innovations that create eco-friendly results and address animal welfare concerns, Wiley has implemented several initiatives internally:

  • Wiley HQ in Brisbane has resident on the rooftop a colony of hundreds of thousands of honey bees. Bees contribute to over 97 per cent of global food production and this is their contribution to a thriving bee population supporting our food industry.
  • With a core focus on people, Wiley invests in personal development such as their internal Leadership Effectiveness Authenticity Program (LEAP). Their mantra is “grow our people, grow the business”. The impact of this approach creates a ripple effect as Wiley’s people pay it forward throughout the community.
  • Wiley host weekly lunchbox sessions with external and internal knowledge leaders to share on advances and innovations in eco-friendly and bio friendly tech, sustainable practices and products and even how to make your own bees wax food wrappers.
  • Wiley give back to many great communities, causes and charities. They recently built Australia’s largest charity kitchen at cost for FareShare.
  • The Wiley HQ is an eco-award-winning premises having won; the Master Builders Association State Award for ‘Excellence in Building for Queensland’s Climate’ ($2M-$10M), Major Winner for Building’s Owner/Tenant in the Energex Sustainable Buildings Awards, and a commendation for Environmentally Sustainable Design in the Interior Design Awards.
  • Ingrained in Wiley’s culture is the value to always ask ‘what is the better way?’.