LOS ANGELES and HILO, Hawaii, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water, the first triple bottom line premium bottled water of its kind, was declared a Best Water Brand of 2017 by 10 Best Water. Noted for its purity, taste, and commitment to conservation and social good, Waiakea took second place. Waiakea was also awarded first place in its category as the Best Volcanic Water of 2017. Waiakea surpassed household names such as Fiji, Voss, Evian, Icelandic Glacial, and SmartWater in both its category as well as an overall bottled water brand.
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This is the third year in a row that Waiakea has been honored with a top spot on the list. 10 Best Water noted that although Waiakea is still an emerging brand, it can be deemed as one of the most influential bottled water brands in the world.
"From the start, our goal was to change the bottled water industry from within, setting a positive example for the greater CPG industry as a whole. Continued recognition for our environmental and philanthropic initiatives substantiates that we have a product that has the power to incite positive change," said Ryan Emmons, founder of Waiakea.
As the first U.S. bottled water to achieve CarbonNeutral certification, Waiakea is becoming a conduit for major transformation within the beverage industry. This is only amplified by the company's reforestation initiatives, sustainable sourcing, and 100% RPET packaging.
Waiakea received another nod of approval from food and beverage critics at Grubstreet, awarding Waiakea first place in its category as 'Best Tasting'.
"These awards validate the fact that consumer preferences are rapidly shifting towards healthier, more sustainable and ethically-conscious products. The future for Waiakea and likeminded brands is very bright and our team is looking forward to seeing what evolves next," said Emmons.
About Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water
Originating as both snowmelt and rain on the Big Island's Mauna Loa volcano, Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is filtered through thousands of feet of porous volcanic rock, producing one of the most delicious, naturally alkaline and electrolyte-rich waters in the world. Almost five percent of Waiakea's revenue goes toward local community programs and nonprofits, such as The Kama'aha Initiative, INPEACE, and Kupu, fostering education and environmental stewardship. Additionally, for every liter bought, Waiakea donates 1 month of clean water to someone in need in Malawi through its clean water projects in partnership with Pump Aid. In accordance with the Hawaiian practice and notion of "malama i ka 'a¯ina" (to protect and care for the land), Waiakea is proud to be the first premium bottled water in the U.S. to be certified CarbonNeutral® for its variety of sustainability initiatives, which include using one of the most sustainable fresh water resources in the world, using only 100% RPET bottles with a 90% smaller CO2 footprint than competitors, utilizing low emission shipping, and actively participating in regional reforestation.
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