The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Acacia Mining’s North Mara Gold Mine in Tanzania has been recertified in substantial compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
The Acacia Gold Mine was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in May 2009 and was recertified in February 2013, during which time the operation was owned by Barrick Gold Corporation. As required under the Cyanide Code, the mine was again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within two years of its change in ownership by independent professional third-party auditors. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found the North Mara Gold Mine in substantial compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Standards of Practices. The operation 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 the ICMI web site on Acacia’s Signatory Company Page: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company-categories/acacia-mining-plc-united-kingdom. 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.
Thursday, September 15, 2016