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Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water Leading the Pack in Environmental Conservation

The Inc. Magazine annually publishes a list of the fastest growing American companies dubbed Inc. 5000. The 2017 list featured a number companies such as Skillz, EnviroSolar Power, and Gametime among other brands. The magazine will honor the companies featured in the 2017 issue on the 10th of next month. At position 414 is a less known brand Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water. It is a bottled water company founded in 2012 by Ryan Emmons, and it has established a name for itself. Waiakea made it to the list because of the exponential growth the company witnessed in 2014 to 2016; experts stated the expansion was over 1000%.

Noticing how the beverage industry is competitive, Emmons had to be creative in his approach to the market. With the current global concerns of climate change and human sufferings such as lack of water and basic sanitation, Waiakea was established with these concerns in consideration.
Waiakea has made deliberate efforts to protect the environment. The company is working with leading emission control companies such as Ecometrica to develop eco-friendly production methods. Also, the company will adopt fully biodegradable water bottles this year. Waiakea is even more concerned with the natural environment from which the company sources its distinctive, delicious, and naturally alkaline water. The Mauna Loa Volcano is the source of the company’s premium water, and the company is at the forefront of protecting it through reforestation. The company prides itself on being the first American bottled water company to receive carbon neutral certification.
Waiakea is among the businesses that are serious about their corporate social responsibility. The company is part of the solution to water crises afflicting the world. Waiakea donates 650 liters of water to disadvantaged people for every liter of water sold. By buying Waiakea’s products, consumers are indirectly funding efforts to end thirst in some parts of the world. Waiakea is also involved in efforts meant to increase accessibility to water and basic sanitation in some regions of Africa.
The company’s efforts have resonated well with many like-minded organizations who have recognized and awarded Waiakea. The company’s award cabinet is overflowing with different prizes.