Inc. Magazine remains one of the leading America’s business magazines dedicated to recognizing startups across America. The magazine annually ranks the fastest growing companies in America on its Inc. 5000 list. The ranking is based on a cumulative growth over a period of three years, followed by a conference in recognition of the companies that made it to the list. The 2017’s conference will be held on the 10th of next month.
One surprise entry to Inc.5000 list is Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water. The six-year-old company not only made it to the Inc.5000 list but also to the exclusive list of Inc.500 which include prominent companies in America such as Microsoft, Zappos, and Patagonia among other renowned companies. Waiakea inclusion in the Inc.5000 list is attributed to the 1059% growth that the company experienced from 2014 to 2016. Ryan Emmons, the founder of Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water, feels glad that the Inc. The magazine honored his company. Also, he believes that the honor bestowed on his business by Inc. Magazine is a challenge to the company to perform better in future.
Waiakea has won several awards courtesy of Emmons’ innovative approach to business. Unlike other brands that are concerned with minting profits at the expense of the environment and corporate social responsibilities expected of them, Emmons is at the forefront advocating for these issues. The company has won many awards including but not limited to the 2015 Food and Beverage Innovation Award, Best Biz Awards, and Dujour Awards.
Waiakea’s efforts to conserve the environment go beyond social media campaigns and boardroom discussions. As they say, charity begins at home, Waiakea is leading in the reforestation of Mauna Loa. The natural feature is dear to Waiakea as the company harvests its bottled water from the snowmelt and the rains around the volcano. Therefore, the company’s existence depends on the availability of snow and rain in the vicinity of the volcano.
Deep in the Sub-Saharan Africa, some communities are enjoying clean water availed by Waiakea and Pump Aid. The two companies combined effort to provide 4,230 pumps which are beneficial to over 487,600 villagers. Also, Waiakea donates over 650 liters of water for every liter of their delicious and naturally alkaline water purchased.