When Ryan Emmons founded Waiakea in 2012, he had much more than bottled water in mind. Ryan founded the company with two ideals. First, to bottle the water that he loves so much and share it’s unique health properties with the world. Secondly, Ryan started the company with an eco friendly state of mind. Waiakea is the only certified carbon neutral bottled water company in America and recently made it in the top 500 of Inc 5000 fastest growing companies list. The numbers second this as Waiakea has seen an unprecedented 1,059.3% growth between 2014 – 2016.
Waiakea has plans to be 100% eco-friendly by the end of this year with biodegradable bottles for a no waste experience. Waiakea is currently sold online. Customers can either choose a monthly plan or a one time delivery and have Waiakea delivered right the their doorsteps. For every liter that a customer buys, Waiakea donates 650 liters to people in need. Among the charitable works that Waiakea is involved in are: reforestation projects, helping other companies reduce their carbon footprint and bring those companies emissions to zero, and most prominently, Waiakea works with Pump Aid to bring Wells and pumps to underprivileged people in rural Africa.
Waiakea has proven that it is possible to be a successful company that is eco friendly, and helps their fellow man. To read more about Waiakea and their involvement in humanitarian efforts, please click here.