Gold Fields’ St. Ives Gold Mine Fully Certified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Gold Fields Limited’s St. Ives Gold Mine in Australia has been certified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

The St. Ives Gold Mine was initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in June 2009, and recertified in February 2013. As required under the Cyanide Code, the mine was again audited against ICMI's Verification Protocol within three years of its previous certification by independent professional third-party auditors and was found in non-compliance in December 2016. St. Ives’ Corrective Action Plan was posted on the Cyanide Code web site. ICMI has received and accepted a report from an independent professional third-party auditor verifying that the Corrective Action Plan has been fully implemented and that the St. Ives Gold Mine is in full compliance with the Cyanide Code. The auditors’ Corrective Action Plan Completion Report is available on God Fields’ Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/gold-fields-limited, and the Corrective Action Plan has been removed.

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: 
Friday, April 28, 2017