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 KNOW YOUR PONO | Definition: PONO

Hawaiian (pronounced [ˈpono]) nvs. righteousness, "a state of harmony or balance", goodness.

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What's in the Seal?

The independent cacao farmer's Pono Cocoa Seal, is a notarized certification mark that identifies truly independent cacao farms and chocolatiers audited for our ethicality standards -- farmers and craft chocolatiers who only grow ethical cacao. We are looking for over 95% of all independent craft volume to join the movement and sign up to use the seal.


Get the Seal

Use of the Pono Cocoa seal is free for craft chocolate makers that:

  • Have a 100% ethical cocoa supply Chain

  • Meet Pono Cocoa’s independent cacao farm and/or craft chocolate maker definition.

  • Submit to our ethicality standards.

  • Sign the license agreement (access by providing your email below).

Check here to indicate that your facility or farm(s) meet(s) the qualifying criteria and to be taken to the license agreement. The license agreement will also be emailed to you after signing.


Align ethical chocolate makers to eliminate slavery in cocoa

We are funding our registration in the United States

Want to put our label on your chocolate products?

Learn more about our founding members.

Our growing list of Righteous Chocolate Companies