In the crowded market for premium bottled water, one company stands separate from the rest. With its focus on local culture and global responsibility, as well as a unique filtration process and exceptional environmental impact standards, Waiakea Water takes bottled water to a new level.
Waiakea Water, meaning “broad waters’ in the Hawaiian language, is bringing the pure, clean taste of the islands to grocery shelves around the world. Based in Hawaii near the Mauna Loa volcano, the bottled water company uses thousands of feet of native volcanic rock to filter its premium water. This unique filtration process infuses the water with a distinct mineral composition and a naturally alkaline pH.
As the first bottled water company to be certified CarbonNeutral, Waiakea Water collects its water from a renewable, sustainable source and uses low-emission vehicles to deliver its products. Its water bottles are made from 100% recycled plastic and use a process that employs 85% less energy to manufacture as compared to traditional water bottles.
The company is doubling down on its environmental focus in 2018 by raising the degradability standards for its water bottles. Introducing the world’s first fully degradable bottle, Waiakea’s bottles will fully degrade within 15 years. Comparatively, a typical plastic water bottle takes more than 1000 years to fully break down.
The company’s corporate responsibility extends beyond its water and production practices. The company actively supports community non-profit organizations by donating three percent of its revenue, and the founders have linked their mission to addressing clean water needs in Africa. In collaboration with Pump Aid, Waiakea Water donates a week’s supply of water for each liter of water sold.
With an annual growth rate of 140% and named one of Inc. 500’s fastest growing companies in America, Waiakea Water is quickly emerging as an industry leader.