Icelandic Glacial is the product of Icelandic Water Holdings ehf, which was founded in April 2004 and is located in Ölfus, Iceland. Icelandic Glacial is bottled at source from the legendary Ölfus Spring, Iceland. The spring is a vast underground resource, formed over 4,500 years ago and is shielded from pollution by an impenetrable barrier of lava rock. It is continually replenished from mountains to the north and is recognized as one of the largest springs in the world. Its daily overflow alone is approximately double the total quantity of bottled water consumed worldwide.
Icelandic Glacial is the first imported bottled water to be certified as a CarbonNeutral® product and operation, which means it has a 'net zero' carbon footprint. The company benefits from Iceland’s natural green energy sources, using only geothermal and hydroelectric power.
A CarbonNeutral® product means that the producer has quantified GHG emissions associated with the product within the boundaries set out in The CarbonNeutral Protocol and www.CarbonNeutral.com
Thanks to the vast array of eco-friendly business practices, unique bottle design and incredible purity, Icelandic Glacial has received numerous award wins including the 2007 Global Sustainability Award from Bottled Water World, Best Water of 2007 from BevNET and the Best Overall Concept Award at the 2005 Bottled Water World Design Awards.