Agnico Eagle’s Meadowbank Mine and Meadowbank Supply Chain Certified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Agnico Eagle Mines Limited’s Meadowbank Gold Mine and Meadowbank Supply Chain in Canada have been certified in substantial compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

ICMI has received and accepted Detailed Audit Findings Reports prepared by independent professional third-party auditors who evaluated the Meadowbank Gold Mine and the Meadowbank Supply Chain against ICMI’s Verification Protocols and found them in substantial compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles, Standards of Practice and Transport Practices. The operations can be fully certified once they have implemented their Corrective Action Plans and achieved full compliance with the Cyanide Code. The Summary Audit Reports, Auditor Credentials Forms and Corrective Action Plans for the Meadowbank Mine and Supply Chain are available on Agnico Eagle’s Signatory Company Pages of the ICMI web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/agnico-eagle-mines and http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company-categories/agnico-eagle-mines-limited-canada, respectively. The operations must be re-audited every three years hereafter 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.
Date:
Thursday, May 21, 2015