On October 10th 2017, Waiakea Hawaiian Bottled Water will join the list of elite companies set to be honored at this year’s Inc. 5000 Conference. Currently ranking at 414 on the Inc.5000 list, the water company has seen an admirable profit upscale in a span of just three years. The CEO of Waiakea, Ryan Emmons, has managed to come up with the ultimate business model trifecta that covers social responsibility, profit build up and at the same time a quality product with immense health benefits to the consumer. As a first of its kind, Waiakea thrives on a unique drive force based on its mission. This is to provide naturally healthy water through an impactful brand that seeks to foster a sustainable affirmative change in society.
Of the many steps Waiakea has taken to promote a greener society, nothing beats its objective to start using biodegradable water bottles for its products before the end of the year. This has been facilitated by partnering with CarbonNeutral and Econometrica; companies that are all about eco-friendly products. This will go a long way in clearing the streets of waste associated with bottled water, something that has been quite a con in the bottled water industry.
Waiakea water brand is run on philanthropic values. By donating over 5% of their company’s revenue to help some underdeveloped parts of Africa, Waiakea has partnered with Pump Aid to show other companies with similar beliefs that in advocating for change, you need to be on the forefront of seeing that change come to pass. Quality has to be an all-round thing and Waiakea has proved to be the brand to beat.