The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that it has revised the requirements and procedures for operations to become signatories to and be certified in compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code for the Manufacture, Transport and Use of Cyanide in the Production of Gold (Cyanide Code). The new requirements and procedures are effective immediately. English versions of the revised documents are now available on the ICMI website, and Chinese, French and Spanish translations will be posted shortly.
On October 14, 2014, ICMI announced that it was considering a number of changes to the Cyanide Code’s signatory and certification requirements. Revisions to the Cyanide Code and a new proposed Signatory and Certification Process webpage were posted on the Cyanide Code website along with a request that interested stakeholders provide their comments on the draft changes. The new requirements and procedures were summarized in the October 14 press release, which is available via this link. ICMI received two comments on the proposal, both of which supported the changes but identified several items that could be presented more clearly.
The modified and new requirements that are effective today are consistent with those proposed in October, but some language and formatting have been changed for improved clarity. In addition, ICMI’s Corrective Action Plan Requirements and Signatory Application Form have been revised to be consistent with the new requirements.