The Waiakea Bottled Water Brand has found its way to the number 414 spot on the Inc. 5000 list for the fastest growing companies in the U.S.A. The ranking is completed every year by Inc. Magazine, and their new showing means they rank higher than companies like Patagonia, Zappos, Timberland, Under Armour, and more. Their massive growth of 1,059.3% during the 2 year span between 2014 and 2016 has a lot to do with the ranking, and the founder and CEO of Waiakea Bottled Water, Ryan Emmons said that he was extremely proud that his company made the Inc. 5000 list. He believes this is good proof that a company focused on sustainability can thrive in today’s market.
When people first hear that Waikaea is a bottled water brand, they may think it is not a sustainable company bringing this water to them. This simply isn’t true, because Waiakea is actually the first premium bottled water companies to serve their water in 100 percent recycled polyethylene terephthalate. Not only does this mean it takes much less energy to make the bottles, but it also means that the process of making them puts out 90 percent less carbon emissions than other bottles do. On top of this, the bottles are BPA-free, which is important to people who drink water and other beverages with their health in mind.