The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Agnico Eagle Mines Limited’s (Agnico Eagle) Meadowbank Mine and Meadowbank Supply Chain, located in Canada, have been recertified in full compliance under the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code). This is the third certification under the Cyanide Code for both the Meadowbank Mine and the Meadowbank Supply Chain.
Agnico Eagle is a signatory to the Cyanide Code as both a gold mining company and separately as a cyanide transporter. The Meadowbank Mine was initially certified under the Cyanide Code in May 2015 and was recertified in January 2019. The Meadowbank Supply Chain was initially certified in May 2015 and was recertified in December 2018. As required under the Cyanide Code, the mine and the supply chain were again audited against ICMI’s Mining Operations Verification Protocol and ICMI’s Transportation Verification Protocol by independent professional third-party auditors within three years of their previous certifications. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Reports, which found that the Meadowbank Mine and the Meadowbank Supply Chain had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Standards of Practice since their previous certifications.
The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form for the Meadowbank Mine are available on Agnico Eagle’s Mining Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form for the Meadowbank Supply Chain Mine are available on Agnico Eagle’s Transport Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website. 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 www.cyanidecode.org.
Friday, July 29, 2022