The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Lihir Gold Limited’s Papua New Guinea Supply Chain has been certified in substantial compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
Lihir Gold Limited, a gold mine in Papua New Guinea owned by Cyanide Code signatory Newcrest Mining Limited, is signatory to the Cyanide Code as a consignor/transporter that operates a supply chain from South Korea to the Lihir Gold Mine in Papua New Guinea. Lihir Gold’s Papua New Guinea Supply Chain was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in August 2013. As required under the Cyanide Code, the operation was again audited against ICMI’s Transportation Verification Protocol within three-years of its previous certification by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report which found Lihir Gold’s Papua New Guinea Supply Chain in substantial compliance with the Cyanide Code's Principles and Transport Practices. The operation is conditionally certified and can be fully certified once it has implemented its Corrective Action Plan and achieved full compliance with the Cyanide Code.
The Summary Audit Report, Corrective Action Plan, and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Lihir Gold’s Signatory Companies Page on the Cyanide Code web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/lihir-gold-limited. The operation must be re-audited every three years to evaluate 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.