Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water was announced to be one of the Best Water Brand of 2017 by both Grub Street and 10 Best Water, as announced on March 8, 2017. Waiakea, which is the first triple bottom line premium bottle water in the world, was chosen due to the purity, healthiness, and taste of the water as well as the company’s commitment to social justice and conservation.
The choice of Waiakea water propelled them past well-known brands such as Figi, Evian, and SmartWater in both their category and the overall world of the bottled water industry. This honor was the third year in a row that they placed in the top 10 in their category.
The founder of Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water, Ryan Emmons, said in a statement that he founded the company with the premise of changing the bottled water industry for the better through the three premises that lie behind the brand.
He said he wants to supply healthy water that has a lot of beneficial minerals and nutrients, packaged in an environmentally friendly way, and that engages in a philanthropically effective initiative that helps disadvantaged communities in the global community. Learn more about Waiakea water: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/waiakea-hawaiian-volcanic-water-launches-followyourflow-social-media-contest-300393704.html
According to Specialty Food, Waiakea water was the first bottled water company in the world to earn the CarbonNeutral certification. In order to earn this designation, the company has engaged in sourcing its water in a sustainable way and packing its water in 100% RPET packaging. It has also engaged in an initiative to plant trees around the world in order to help with reforestation.
Ryan Emmons went on to add that consumers are looking for more healthy alternatives that are sustainable, ethically sourced, and that help the broader community. He said that the outlook of his brand and other like it are bright and he is looking forward to new ways to play a positive impact in the lives of others.
The water that Waiakea Water delivers starts as rain and snow on Mauna Loa Volcano, located at the center of the Big Island in Hawaii. The water courses through the thousands of feet of porous rock that make up the volcano, picking up vital nutrients and minerals along the way.
The result is a refreshing, clean water that is rich in healthy minerals and electrolytes as well as being naturally alkaline. Among the many charities the company donates money to is The Kama’aha Initiative which supports education for native Hawaiians.