Although many startups spring up to life every day, few of them survive past six months. Of the startups that survive past six months, very few of them grow at an exponential rate. Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water belongs to the last category of startups that experience dramatic growth. Waiakea’s bold approach to the already crowded water bottling industry bore fruit with the company, according to the Inc. Magazine, growing by over 1059%. The magazine ranked Waiakea among other companies considered to be growing fast in its annual Inc. 5000 list. At position 414 on the list is Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic water.
The innovative, young entrepreneur who started the company was obviously pleased by the news that his business is growing. He was even more pleased by the fact that the firm appeared among the top 500; a position considered by many to be prestigious. Ryan Emmons will join other entrepreneurs on the 10th of October in California in an Inc. Magazine’s Conference and Gala organized to honor promising entrepreneurs. The annual conference involves, among other things, entrepreneurs sharing their stories and inspiring the world. This year’s event is likely to be exciting with the Magazine promising a surprising line-up of events.
Emmons’ company achieved the four digit growth figure by sheer hard work. However, the company’s sustainable production efforts, environmental conservation efforts, and social responsibility efforts have made invaluable contributions to the company’s journey to success. The well-thought-out business model coupled with actions have enabled the company to receive numerous awards. Few of the awards are Best Biz Awards, Dujour Awards, and the 2015 Food and Beverage Innovation Award among others. Also, Waiakea is the first American bottled water company to be awarded carbon neutral certification.
The company’s awards are a culmination of months of environmental conservation, sustainable production, and impressive philanthropic track record. Waiakea is interested in the reforestation of the environment. Also, reducing harmful emissions has been the company’s goal for months. To this end, the company is working with CarbonNeutral and Ecometrica. Towards the end of the year, Waiakea will adopt fully biodegradable water bottles. The company’s philanthropic efforts are tailored to end thirst for water in developing countries.