Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water was founded in 2012 by Ryan Emmons. It was Hawaii’s first volcanic water brand and is among the top 500 fastest growing companies in America today. Between 2014 and 2016, Waiakea bottled water made a remarkable growth of 1,059.3%. The company’s business model functions on health, ethics, and eco-friendly initiatives. It is the most humane, greenest and healthiest water brand in the world. The water source is from rains and snowmelt of the Mauna Loa volcanic peak. It is then passed through porous lava for filtering and mineral enhancement. This kind of sourcing allows the company to offer a naturally alkaline volcanic water.
A significant transformation took shape since the establishment of Waiakea water. Apart from making sales, the company shows genuine concern for the society. The mission of Waiakea is to produce naturally healthy eater. Additionally, Waiakea supports and contributes towards access to clean water and environmental conservation. The company operates on the motto ‘Drink healthy, Drink Sustainably, Drink Ethically, Drink Waiakea.’ Apart from its sustainable sourcing, Waiakea continues to ensure sustainability in its water packaging. The corporation has also played a great role in educating people in and across the American borders on health and environmental matters.
Waiakea, the first bottled water company to receive a carbon neutral certification in America is recognized as the industry leader in sustainability. Waiakea has earned several awards for its innovative and eco-friendly initiatives. Some of the awards the company has received include:
- The Finalist, Packaging Design and Taste Awards
- The Food and Beverage Innovation Awards in 2015
- Best CSR and Best Packaged Water
- Best Biz Awards as the 2015 most socially responsible company in North America.
Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic water also participates in several reforestation programs to promote environmental conservation. The company which widely engages in philanthropy has also helped many communities. The main course of its charity programs is helping the poor have easy access to clean water. They give 650 liters of water for every liter they sell, a donation of over 5% of their total revenue. The company has also supported many children acquire education and reduce water borne disease and malnutrition in Africa.