Waiakea bottled water is the first volcanic water product from Hawaii. The water brand has now been placed 414 by Inc. 5000. This list includes brilliant companies that are climbing higher on the American corporate ladder. This year Waiakea has been able to place among the ranks of various renowned companies that have been doing well over the years. The Inc. 5000 list is published by a magazine called Annually, Inc. and it ranks the companies as per their rate of revenue growth over a period of three years.
Ryan Emmons co-started Waiakea in 2012 when he was only 22 years old. The first Hawaiian volcanic bottled water brand has managed to have a 400% growth since it was started. When the company was launched, it was only distributing 2,304 boxes of water, and the number has increased to 122,400. Waiakea not only provides clean bottled water, but it also supports people from underprivileged communities and also safeguards the environment.
The unique water bottle is sourced from the Mauna Loa active volcano peak, which is situated in Hawaii. The volcanic water is alkaline in nature, and it comes from the rainwater and snowmelt from the active volcano peak. The distinct taste that Waiakea water has is derived when it’s naturally filtered through the mineral-filled porous lava. The water brand has been awarded severally due to its efforts of sustaining natural resources and being eco-friendly.
Approximately 700 million people in the world cannot access clean water. However, Waiakea has devoted itself to taking care of the urgent need of these people by providing them with clean drinking water. The company donates over 600 liters of clean water to vulnerable communities for each liter that they sell.