Meet Waiākea Water
Waiākea Water is the world’s first Hawaiian volcanic water and represents a global brand that’s creating positive, meaningful change. With headquarters in Hilo, Hawaii, Waiākea Water bases its values on the surrounding culture and prioritizes giving back to the local community.
Founder and CEO of Waiākea Water Ryan Emmons launched the business in 2012 after recognizing a gap in the beverage and greater consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry for a premium water company that focuses on philanthropy, health, and sustainability. Waiākea Water is the only premium water company in the United States that’s using these values to drive industrywide change from the inside out.
Waiākea Water sees itself as a leader in corporate social responsibility and hopes to be an example for other companies. “Better to light a candle than curse the darkness,” Waiākea Water’s website reads.
Waiākea Water’s corporate mission: to provide naturally healthy, delicious, Hawaiian volcanic water with the blessing of the indigenous Kupuna and Konohiki, while contributing to and promoting clean water access, conservation, and education for people in need in Hawai’i and throughout the world.