In October of 2015, Waiakea Water had an astonishing announcement. The company had experienced a 5,000 percent growth since its founding just three years prior. The year previous had awarded the company with their products being sold in almost 2,000 stores across 30 states. This success awarded the company the opportunity to build a new manufacturing facility.
According to Gust, Ryan Emmons, founder of Waiakea water, is rightfully proud of the company’s success, going from selling a couple thousand cases of water a year to more than 120,000. What’s even better is that as a result of the company’s increase, over 500 million liters of clean, safe water had been given back to rural communities in Africa. He believes that company’s success can be attributed to doing things at his company different than others do. By focusing on health, sustainability, and ethics, the company has built a company that makes consumers feel great, on numerous levels.
Waiakea spring water was founded on three basic values: health, sustainability, and charitable initiatives. As part of the company’s mission, they partnered with Pump Aid, an organization that proudly provides underserved communities with clean drinking water. With this partnership, Waiakea donates 650 liters of clean water for every liter they sell. With Waiakea’s help, Pump Aid has helped give clean drinking water to millions of people.
Their charitable contributions really only make up one-third of Waiakea’s success. They also boast a mineral-rich, naturally alkaline water that is taken from a sustainable source. They take sustainability just a little further by packaging their products in packages that are made entirely from recycled bottles. They are one of the only water companies who has been CarbonNeutral certified for its diverse eco-initiatives.
Since the company’s founding, they have experienced an average annual growth of 170 percent and are now valued at over $10 million. Their water is available in premium chains all over the nation and they are beginning to expand on an international level.
New You reported that Waiakea’s water originates from the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, by snowmelt and rain. This is one of the purest environments on Earth. The water is then filtered through roughly 14,000 feet of the volcano, giving it its mineral-rich, naturally alkaline properties. They are a leader in regards to sustainability and its eco-initiatives. The company’s mission is to provide healthy and delicious volcanic water and contribute to the world’s clean water access, doing so in a sustainable manner.