Pillars of Waiakea Water Inc.
One of the fundamental aspects of every company is having a set of working principles or rather pillars and Waiakea Water Inc. in is no exception. Formed by Ryan Emmons on 1st June 2012, Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is a water bottle manufacturing company working under three pillars: Health, Sustainability, and Ethics.
In an attempt of living by its pillar of health, Waiakea sources its water from the peaks of Mauna Loa Volcano through filtration. The volcano is based in Hawaii region which receives rain for an estimated 360 days out of the given 365 days in a year hence a reliable source. Additionally, the volcano produces water that has is enriched in minerals and electrolytes inducing but not limited to sodium, potassium, and calcium. The water is naturally high in alkalinity which explains why Waiakea water pH ranges from 7.8 to 8.8 and has a TDS of 6.2.
While water bottles and their manufacturing companies are known to have detrimental effects on the society, Waiakea Water Company is somewhat an exception. The company manufactures water bottles that are 100% RPET which makes its carbon footprint 90% smaller than other water bottle manufacturing firms. Moreover, the firm uses vehicles that have low-emission rates to transport their water bottles into various stores hence minimize environmental pollution. To show their devotion to sustainability, Waiakea recently announced a transition to degradable water bottles. Perhaps this is why it is the only company that is registered and certified with CarbonNeutral.
While it’s primary purpose is to make profit by delivering quality water to its customers. Waiakea is also concerned about disadvantaged communities like some of the African communities who cannot access clean water. In this light, they have partnered with PumpAid to donate clean water to these communities. PumpAid is an international non-profitable organization rooted in London, and its central goal is impacting people’s lives positively especially in the lives of African people. Today, thanks to this partnership and the loyal consumers, Waiakea Water Company is able to donate clean and fresh water to the relevant communities at least once every week.