The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that CyPlus’ Supply Chain #1 and Supply Chain #6 have been certified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
CyPlus is a signatory to the Cyanide Code as both a cyanide producer and separately as a consignor/transporter. As a consignor/transporter, CyPlus organizes and manages supply chains comprised of companies it has contracted to transport cyanide. CyPlus’ Supply Chain #1, from its production plant in Germany to international ports of entry, was initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in June 2011. As required under the Cyanide Code, the supply chain was again audited against ICMI's Verification Protocol within three years of its previous certification by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Report which found that Supply Chain #1 maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code's Principles and Transport Practices throughout the previous three years.
CyPlus also has established a supply chain in Finland, Supply Chain #6. ICMI has received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report prepared by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated Supply Chain #6 against ICMI's Verification Protocol and found it in full compliance with the Cyanide Code's Principles and Transport Practices.
The Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Forms for the audits of both supply chains are available on CyPlus’ Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site: http://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/cyplus-gmbh. The operations must be re-audited every three years hereafter to evaluate their continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.
The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold using cyanide and companies producing and transporting this cyanide. It was developed under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme by a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee. The Cyanide Code is intended to complement an operation's existing obligation to comply with the applicable laws and regulations of the political jurisdictions in which the operation is located.
ICMI has been established to administer the Cyanide Code, promote its adoption, evaluate its implementation, and manage the certification process. A detailed list of the operations covered by signatory companies' applications, along with the full text of the Cyanide Code and its implementing and administrative documents, are available at www.cyanidecode.org.