Nahua LLC

Fine Cacao and Chocolates

Heredia, Heredia

Costa Rica

About Nahua LLC

Nahua LLC is the parent company of Nahua Cacao and Nahua Chocolate, the operating subsidiaries based in Costa Rica. Nahua Cacao processes and sells fine flavored cacao beans to premium artisanal and specialty chocolatiers in Europe and the United States. Nahua Chocolate produces and sells high quality, single-origin chocolates in Costa Rica, to international visitors and local connoisseurs.

Nahua sources the finest cacao beans from smallholder growers who respect the environment and the rights of workers. The company encourages growers to cultivate cacao at high quality standards, helping them increase their productivity. Nahua directly purchases raw cacao at fair and consistent prices, and shares its knowledge of sustainable growing practices. This increases the incomes and improves the lives of independent cacao growers and their families.

We believe in profit with purpose and making a positive social and environmental impact in our operations. Becoming a B Corp strengthens our commitment to this impact.

The Change We Seek®

Nahua is committed to supporting and empowering smallholder farmers through technical, ecological and social programs to promote sustainable practices, reforestation and the conservation of natural ecosystems.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

August 2016

Company Score

Median Score*



The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.



The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.



The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).



The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.



The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

Overall B Score

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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