How Waiakea Water is Changing the Plastic Bottle Industry

Waiakea Water is not just another bottled water company, they have been using their success to help catapult them into a whole new stratosphere when it comes to changing an industry. The company began selling their brand of bottled water in 2012, and right out of the gates they were determined to make a mark like no other.

The combination of developing a new plastic bottle and giving back in abundance to those in need are a few of the ways Waiakea Water have been changing an industry.

Right from day one, Waiakea Water was committing themselves to helping those in need. From day one, Waiakea Water was already donating 3 percent of the company’s revenue to local Hawaiians that were in need. This water company was giving money to local organizations that could help Hawaiian residents who were down on their luck and needed a helping hand. The satisfaction that comes from helping others seemed to start a fire that resulted in the company wanting to do more.

Waiakea Water was extremely fortunate to have discovered a natural water source that not only produced millions of gallons of water a day, it made use of the natural volcanic tubes to purify the water so it was among the best tasting in the world. Ryan Emmons, founder of Waiakea Water, decided at this point the company was going to donate a week’s supply of fresh water for every bottle of his volcanic water sold, provided to communities around the world that were in need of fresh water.

Then Waiakea Water partnered with PumpAid, and was able to reach a global audience more effectively. Now, Waiakea Water would send their employees to different communities and with the help of PumpAid, install new water pumps so these communities could access their own fresh water whenever they needed. The Waiakea Water team would also so the locals how to maintain the pumps and educate them on preserving this most needed natural resource.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKXsPKGtL_I

It only stands to reason that Waiakea Water is still not satisfied, so they are trying to help future generations to be able to enjoy the natural resources of the planet by developing the first fully degradable plastic water bottle.

How Waiakea Water is Changing the Way Companies Give Back

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Bottled Water has stood out in the bottled water industry from the very beginning. It’s founder, Ryan Emmons, is a young entrepreneur in an industry he describes as being a bit of an old boys club. Every now and then a new game changing water comes on the market amidst the “old boys” that haven’t changed much in decades. Seemingly, they spark quickly and their flame dies just as fast.

That can’t be said for Waiakea, who have seen 1,000% growth from 2014 to 2016 and over 4,000% growth in the past 3 years. Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Bottled Water currently has a $10 million dollar valuation and that is only expected to continue on a growth trajectory. Their success is largely due not only to the high quality of their volcano water, which is very alkaline and provides unique health benefits, but to the way Emmons founded and runs his company.

Waiakia was founded to not only provide an exceptional product but one that has a true dedication to being socially conscious and making real and measurable change. For every liter of water they sell, Waiakia donates 650 liters of clean drinking water to places it is needed most. The water crisis in this world is getting worse every day and the impact Waiakia is making is very tangible. They formed a unique partnership with Pump Aid, a company that provides pumps with clean water to places in Africa with no access. To date, they have donated over 4,000 pumps that provide fresh water to over 400,000 people every single day.

Not only does the company focus on giving back, the product itself is sustainable and the packaging is environmentally friendly.

Today’s consumer loves to rally against a company that gives back, and it’s no surprise that Waiakea has jumped from a startup to one of the fastest growing companies in America.

They were recently named number 414 on the INC 500 list of fastest growing companies in America. This award is a true benchmark for success, putting them toe to toe with brands like GoPro and Microsoft, and additional companies that have been industry leaders for decades.