When it comes to water sustainability then Waiakea Water is at the forefront according to the company’s CEO and founder Ryan Emmons. Not many of us think about PH of the products we consume and this posses a great health challenge to us. Generally, consuming foods with low PH or acidic in nature is not recommended as it will affect our health. This is why foods with High PH are recommended. Waiakea Water Company uses this concept to make its water. The Waiakea Water is extracted from the Hawaii volcanic peak which has a naturally occurring PH of 8.8.
Waiakea Water is one such company that has made tremendous strides in embracing eco-friendly processes in its business model. The company was established in 2012 and it is based in California with its specialization being the extraction and bottling of drinking Hawaii volcanic water. The name Waiakea is from a Hawaiian name that means broad waters. The water the company uses is extracted from in the primeval active peak of Mauna Loa in Hawaii. The water is collected on the eastern side of the Mauna Loa peak. The water is volcanic water since its source is a volcanic peak. It is sweet and contains loads of electrolytes and minerals that will surely quench your body’s thirst. Once extraction has been done, the water is ferried to California’s base station for processing and subsequent packaging.
Waiakea Water prides itself on being a company that has embraced environmental friendly processes in its operations. The company uses low emitting trucks to ferry the water and this led to it being awarded a certification of carbon neutral. The company further ensures that it supports environmental conservation programs through donating part of its water sales revenues. For instance it has supported some of Malawi’s environmental projects. The company has also partnered with Pump Aid to ensure that rural communities in Africa continue to receive water.
One of the company’s milestone is the use of fully degradable bottle to package its water a first if its kind in the world. This shows Waiakea Water’s dedication to environmental conservation. To recognize its contribution in the industry, the company was named on the 500 list of fastest growing companies in the United States.