Most people only dream about having their company become one of the top listed businesses in the nation. For Ryan Emmons this dream became a reality when the Waiakea bottled water brand was listed by Inc. 5000 as one of the top 500 companies in America. This magazine uses a three year growth span of a huge number of companies to determine which ones will make their list of 5000, so when Waiakea water landed a spot at number 414 it was definitely a huge step forward for the company.
Promoted as a brand that cares about people and the environment, Waiakea water has remained a forerunner in the field of bottled water. The process used to bottle and package this water is designed to use a reduced amount of energy so it leaves less of a carbon footprint behind. In fact, this brand’s manufacturing process reduces the amount of carbon released into the air by a whopping 90 percent. This company also makes use of recycled plastic by placing their water in bottles made of RPET material.
The water itself is sourced from a natural spring located at the base of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano. The water comes from the rain and snow that falls within this region so it is considered to be a renewable resource. Waiakea water is also promoted as a healthy beverage since it becomes naturally enriched with essential minerals such as calcium and potassium. The water’s pH level also makes it better suited for hydration while giving it a smooth and naturally refreshing taste.