The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Victor Masson Transportes Cruz del Sur S.A. (Cruz del Sur), a cyanide transporter in Argentina, has been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
Cruz del Sur was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in December 2010, and was recertified in December 2014. As required under the Cyanide Code, the operation was again audited against ICMI’s Transportation Verification Protocol within three-years of its certification by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report which found that Cruz del Sur had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code's Principles and Transport Practices throughout the previous three years. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Cruz del Sur’s Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/v%C3%ADctor-masson-transportes-cruz-del-sur-sa. 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 primary production of gold or silver 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.