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Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water Selected as Finalist at 2015 World Beverage Innovation Awards

Best Alkaline Water Brand Honored for Innovative, Sustainable and Ethical Contributions to the Global Beverage Industry

Los Angeles, Nov. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water, the first triple bottom line premium bottled water of its kind, was selected as a finalist in two categories at the 13th annual World Beverage Innovation Awards: Best Corporate Social Responsibility Report or Initiative and Best Packaged Water. The ceremony was held at the world's largest beverage industry trade event, BrauBeviale, in Nuremberg, Germany on Nov. 11.

The World Beverage Innovation Awards, which are organized annually by FoodBev Media, are designed to celebrate excellence and innovation across a multitude of categories in the global beverage industry.

"The pace of innovation in the global beverage industry continues to impress and is reflected in the stunning range of entries in this year's awards," said FoodBev Media's Bill Bruce. "The World Beverage Innovation Awards present an annual snapshot of the industry's response to the rapid changes in consumer-led trends and include entries from many of the world's leading players as well as from a wide variety of exciting start-ups."

The judging panel considered 360 entries from 40 countries. This year's event covered 26 categories, which highlighted company successes in products, marketing, manufacturing, ingredients, and most importantly, commitment to corporate social responsibility.

"We are honored to be selected for such an esteemed international award," said Ryan Emmons, president and founder of Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water. "Waiakea remains committed to our vision to create positive industry change within the water, beverage and larger CPG industries."

Noted for its purity, wealth of minerals, superior alkalinity, and its far-reaching ethical and eco-initiatives, it's no surprise that Waiakea is one of the fastest growing and most awarded premium water brands available.

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About Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water

Originating as both snowmelt and rain on the Big Island's Mauna Loa volcano, Waiākea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is filtered through thousands of feet of porous volcanic rock, producing one of the most delicious alkaline and electrolyte-rich natural waters in the world. For every liter bought, Waiākea donates 650 liters of clean water to disadvantaged communities in rural Africa through Pump Aid. In accordance with the Hawaiian practice and notion of "mālama i ka 'āina", Waiākea is proud to be certified CarbonNeutral® for its variety of eco-initiatives.

About World Beverage Innovation Awards

Now in their 13th year, the World Beverage Innovation Awards is the international beverage industry's leading awards scheme, celebrating innovation and excellence across every product category as well as seeking out the best in packaging, marketing, technology and sustainability. The World Beverage Innovation Awards are organized by UK-based FoodBev Media and sponsored by Rexam.

About FoodBev Media

Established in 2000, FoodBev Media is Europe's leading food and beverage industry publishing and communication business, with a portfolio of international magazines, the website and the industry's fastest growing social media network. Since 2003, FoodBev Media has gained a reputation for organizing successful international awards schemes in the beverage and dairy industries - most notably, the World Beverage Innovation Awards and the World Dairy Innovation Awards.

Matt Rindone