Waiakea Bottled Water made a huge announcement recently: the company has skyrocketed to not only make the INC 5,000 list of fastest growing companies in America but it has garnered the prestigious 414th place, putting it on the INC. 500 list of the fastest 500 growing companies in the entire country.
Waiakea has a $10 million valuation and was highlighted for seeing 4,000% growth in three years – a massive feat – as well as a 1,000% growth spike from 2014 to 2016.
This is a momentous announcement for the Hawaiian Volcano water company. It puts it in the elite circle of brands like Zappos, Under Armour and GoPro. This feat is a bit of a David and Goliath story as the company is just a few years old and has managed to earn itself a place in the sun against longtime go-to brands like Dasani and Evian.
Waiakea sources its volcanic water directly from Hawaii, which is surrounded by some of the purest water in the world. The Volcanic elements infuse the water to make it incredibly alkaline, helping to balance the body’s chemical makeup as well as provide a high amount of health benefits to those who drink it. Hawaii is surrounded by over 10 million miles of ocean and and the water sold by Waiakea comes from rain and melted snow on the active volcanoes before it runs along 14 thousand feet of volcanic rock. The volcanic rock infuses minerals such as calcium and magnesium that have wonderful benefits for bones, skin and hair.
So, we know the water itself is amazing, but there is another layer driving the businesses succes. That layer is true social conscience in a time when many companies simply preach it for Public Relations benefits. For ever liter of water they sell, Waiakia donates over 600 liters of water to areas across the globe that don’t have ongoing access to clean water. To date, the water pumps they have installed brings DAILY fresh drinking water to 487,200 people.
This level of social conscience has earned them a sterling reputation as leaders in social change. Waiakea’s being named to the INC 500 list showcases how brands can be internally successful, while making external change in the world.