What is malama i ka aiana? How is Waiākea certified carbon neutral?
Hawaiians take immense pride in their unique and primal bond with nature. In fact, Hawaiians call themselves keiki o ka ‘āina, or “children of the land.” The notion and practice of mālama i ka ‘āina, meaning “to respect and care for the land”, is one of the most important pillars of Hawaiian culture.
Waiākea takes this responsibility seriously. Reducing carbon emissions is one of our top priorities as a company. It’s an essential part of our quest to preserve our communities and the aina. Prior to offsetting carbon emissions, Waiākea applies new technologies to its supply chain in order to reduce total emissions below the industry standard.
Some initiatives include using 100% OceanPlast™ packaging, which uses 85% less energy, 90% less water, and reduces carbon emissions by 90%. Additionally, Waiākea's source has a daily sustainable yield of 393 million gallons per day, which could provide enough water in a month to satisfy the amount of water that is consumed globally in a year. We bottle less than 0.003% of this. Lastly, we reduce waste throughout our supply chain through smart shipping–this yields a 45% reduction in CO2e emissions during transit.
For every ton of CO2e produced in transportation, an equivalent amount of CO2e is saved by a verified emission reduction project.
Learn more about our sustainability initiatives through the links below: