Just 3 short years after its founding, Waiakea Water announced that the company had achieved an astounding 5,000 percent growth since 2012, when it began. In 1 year alone, Waiakea added its product to almost 2,000 stores in more than 30 states. In celebration of the company’s accomplishments, Waiakea water announced they would be creating a new manufacturing facility to meet their new international demand.
Founded on a triple-based platform of sustainability, health, and charitable donations, Waiakea went from selling a couple thousand cases of water per year to selling more than 120,000 in the same time. Founder Ryan Emmons has an enormous amount of pride in regards to his company, doubled by the knowledge that over 500 million liters of clean water have been donated to African communities as a result of their success.
Part of Waiakea’s mission is to encourage their customers to live healthy and sustainable lives. Part of that is drinking “ethically” and Waiakea practices what it preaches.
The company has a beautiful partnership with Pump Aid, an organization whose mission is to deliver safe, clean drinking water to underserved communities. For every liter of water that is sold, Waiakea donates 650 liters of clean water to those communities.
Their amazing charitable contributions are only one-third of the company’s success however. Waiakea spring water is also very healthy. Their water is naturally alkaline, packed with electrolytes, and rich with minerals. The location of where they receive their water is the key to that. Learn more about Waiakea Water: http://www.noobpreneur.com/2015/05/06/exclusive-qa-with-ryan-emmons-founder-of-waiakea/
As far as sustainability goes, the water is naturally sourced from one of the purest, most sustainable sources in the entire world. The water comes from snow and rainfall from the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, where it travels through thousands and thousands of feet of filtration before it is bottled. Their water is also packaged entirely with recycled products.
According to Gust, Emmons believes that Waiakea water success can be attributed to doing things differently than other companies. They are the very first premium bottled water company to be certified CarbonNeutral, meaning the company thrives on reducing its carbon footprint. Emmons knows that their brand makes consumers feel great on multiple levels by focusing on ethics, health, and sustainability. He is giving consumers a brand they can be proud to purchase.
Since 2012 when it was founded, Waiakea water has seen an average annual growth of 170 percent. Now, the company is valued at over $10 million, an amazing feat. Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is available at premier chains all over the country, with international expansion on the horizon.