Vehrad Transport and Haulage Company’s Cyanide Repackaging Plant #2 Certified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Vehrad Transport and Haulage Company Ltd’s (Vehrad) sodium cyanide repackaging plant #2 in Ghana has been certified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

Vehrad is a signatory to the Cyanide Code as a cyanide transporter and also as a cyanide producer because it operates cyanide repackaging facilities. Cyanide repackaging is considered to be a production operation under the Cyanide Code. ICMI has received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report prepared by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated Vehrad’s #2 repackaging facility against the ICMI’s Verification Protocol and found it in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Production Practices. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on the Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/vehrad-transport-haulage-company. The operation must be re-audited every three years hereafter to evaluate its 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.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014