The company staff plans to attend the 2017 Inc 5000 Conference on October 10 in California. Ryan Emmons, CEO says he is excited that the company made it to the top 500 companies. The company has dreamed about being on this list since they began the company in 2012.
Waiakea has shown that a company can grown while still maintaining values. It business model was built on ethical and health focused programs for consumers. The company founded in 2012 became the first company to make a water brand that came from a volcano. They strive to create a healthy water brand for consumers.
The company actively promotes clean water access, environmental conservation, and education of consumers throughout the world. The water is filtered through lava providing minerals that make it alkaline. It has been awarded a carbon neutral certification and awarded the industry leader in sustainability.
This year they offered a program called Follow Your Flow on social media. It is a contest that gives one of their customers a chance to attend the Wanderlust Yoga Festival. The contest winner received a round trip flight to Oahu. This is complements of Skyscanner. They will provide over $1,000 in free air fare. This festival occurred on February 23-26 of this year. Waiakea and Scanner fans were able to enter the contest to win the trip due to social media. Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water was honored as best bottled water in 2017 by Grub Street and 10 Best Water.
A socially conscious company, Waiakea has helped 70 million people across the globe that lack access to water. The donate over 5% of their revenues. The company partnered with Pump Aide to help millions of people in Africa find access to clean water. They continue to grow in a positive way.