How can you explain the multi-million dollar growth of a new company in under five years? Ryan Emmons can tell you how all about it. The bottled water company that he founded in 2012, Waiakea Water, has grown by 5,000% in only three years. By 2012, the company had a valuation of $10 million dollars.
You’d be amazed to know that Emmons is in his early 20s. A stark comparison to bottled water company CEOs who are much older and more seasoned. Still, the fresh approach that Waiakea’s founder brings to the industry is nothing short of groundbreaking. According to Crunchbase, Using sustainable processes to source, filter, and distribute this product, the team at Waiakea water makes it a deliberate choice to keep the water as pure as possible.
Ladisco said that this is both literally and figuratively. The social initiatives that Waiakea water participates in only reflects their commitment to the wellness of the world. They are putting goodness back into the world one bottle at a time. Even the method of shipping their products from Hawaii to the states, a process that could be costly in more ways than one, is marked with innovative and environmentally conscious thinking. Learn more about more Waiakia Water: http://www.forbes.com/sites/helainahovitz/2015/10/20/now-thats-refreshing-22-year-olds-hawaiian-bottled-water-grows-4000-in-3-years/#52a85baf5332
They utilize empty carrier vessels when they can. These carriers would be coming to the US without any cargo so Waiakea water makes use of the space so that it is a more worthwhile trip. Waiakea is a company that definitely wants to lessen the impact of their carbon footprint on the earth.
It’s not an easy thing for businesses to do, but right from the start this has been Waiakea’s aim. Given their success in being socially conscious and profitable there is no sign that they will ever stray from their sustainable processes.
Those who love the company can order their products directly from Waiakea Springs or they can shop in the many stores, including Whole Foods, that sell this water right on their shelves.