Agnico Eagle’s La India and Pinos Altos Mines Certified Under the International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Agnico Eagle Mines Limited’s La India and Pinos Altos mines, both located in Mexico, have been recertified under the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

Pinos Altos was initially certified under the Cyanide Code in April 2015 and was recertified in September 2018, and La India was initially certified in January 2018.  As required under the Cyanide Code, the mines were again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol by independent professional third-party auditors. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Reports, which found the La India Mine in substantial compliance and the Pinos Altos mine in full compliance under the Cyanide Code.

The Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Forms for both mines are available on Agnico Eagle’s Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website, along with the Corrective Action Plan for the La India Mine. La India can be fully certified once it has implemented its Corrective Action Plan and achieved full compliance with the Cyanide Code. The operations must be re-audited every three years to evaluate continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.

The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program focused on the safe and environmentally responsible management of cyanide by companies producing gold and/or silver and by companies manufacturing, warehousing, and transporting cyanide. 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

Thursday, March 17, 2022