With an unprecedented commitment to social responsibility, 22-year-old Ryan Emmons developed a bottled water product in 2012 that has since challenged the standards of the bottled beverage industry as a whole. Emmons’ focus on eco-friendly, sustainable and ethical practices has turned Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water into a multi-million dollar empire in just five years.
It all started when Emmons decided to bottle the water that he had been drinking for years. With his family, Emmons spent many summers vacationing in Hawaii. According to Specialty Foods, during his trips, he always made a point to stop by the Waiakea Springs that collect the water that trickles down the Mauna Loa volcano.
The volcano, which is active, filters the water that flows down its 14,000 feet of porous, mineral-rich rock. As the water flows along the rock, it collects essential electrolytes and minerals like silica that keep the body hydrated and healthy.
In addition to being uniquely high in nutrients, the water also comes from a sustainable source. Waiakea water replenishes itself within a month thanks to the region’s high amount of rainfall.
PR News Wire revealed that for the production of Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water, Emmons implemented a unique method of manufacturing that is completely eco-friendly. As the production of his product uses 85 percent less energy than that of most bottled water companies, Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is certified carbon neutral. The bottles themselves are made from recycled materials that break down over time.
Waiakea Water also gives back. Emmons teamed up with Pump Aid, the charitable organization that donates water to underprivileged areas around the world.
For every liter of the product purchased, Pump Aid sends 650 liters of clean, fresh drinking water to a region in need. Together, they have managed to donate over 5 million liters of fresh water to impoverished regions across the world.
Emmons’ dedication to socially responsible practices has paid off. Today, Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water can be purchased in thousands of stores across the United States.
In the company’s first three years, it grew an astonishing 4,000 percent. Thanks to high demand, Emmons is in the process of building a second manufacturing facility in Hawaii.
Learn more about Waiakea Water: http://www.organicauthority.com/Waiakea-Water-Redefines-Sustainable