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Sources of information

The OTP compiles information on timber producers from three different sources. All registered timber producers, permit boundaries and contracts to harvest are pulled directly from the forest  administration’s database. Producer companies voluntarily disclose information according to a standard list of compliance documents and related metrics. NGOs and other qualified actors complement and verify information provided by operators.

Sources of information

Score calculation

For each producer, a transparency score is calculated based on the percentage of documents shared on the OTP out of the total number of documents requested.

Score calculation

Geographic scope

Beginning with the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the OTP will expand to other major timber exporting countries as resources and opportunities allow. We are planning the expansion of our model to Gabon, Cameroon, and the CAR next.

Geographic scope

Assessing severity of observations

Assessing severity of observations

Assessing severity of observations