Producer Tutorial

Display Name: 
Maite Knorr-Evans
Affiliation: 
WRI

No log-in is required on the OTP to view information available on the site. However, it is necessary to log-in to upload information to your profile. Therefore, all producer companies that want to upload documents need to ask at least one staff to register for an account on the Open Timber Portal. Below you will find step-by-step instructions on how to set up an account, edit your profile, and view, upload and manage your legality documents. For any questions, please contact opentimberportal@wri.org. The Open Timber Portal (OTP) brings transparency to timber operations. The platform makes public previously inaccessible information about on the-ground management practices and compliance with timber legality requirements. It compiles information from three different sources: official concession boundaries and the list of registered forest operators from the government; documents uploaded voluntarily by forest operators to demonstrate compliance; and observations by third party forest monitors. The OTP was designed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) in consultation with government, private sector and civil society actors. The OTP will initially focus on the Congo Basin and will progressively expand coverage to other relevant timber producing countries.