Agnico Eagle’s Detour Lake Mine Fully Certified Under the International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Agnico Eagle Mines Limited’s Detour Lake Mine, located in Canada, has been certified in full compliance under the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

The Detour Lake Mine was initially certified in February 2020.  As required under the Cyanide Code, the operation was again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within three years of its most recent certification by independent professional third-party auditors and was found in substantial compliance in April 2023. The Summary Audit Report and an associated Corrective Action Plan were posted on the Cyanide Code web site. ICMI has received and accepted a Corrective Action Plan Completion Report from an independent professional third-party auditor verifying that the Corrective Action Plan has been fully implemented and that the Detour Lake Mine is in full compliance with the Cyanide Code. The auditor’s Corrective Action Plan Completion Report is available on Agnico Eagle’s Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website and the Corrective Action Plan has been removed.

The Cyanide Code was developed under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme by a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee and is amongst the most established certification programs in the mining sector. The Cyanide Code is intended to complement an operation’s existing obligation to comply with the applicable laws and regulations of the political jurisdiction 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 for operations using, producing, and transporting cyanide. 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

Wednesday, April 24, 2024