The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited’s Meadowbank Mine and Meadowbank Supply Chain in Canada have been certified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
The Meadowbank Mine and Meadowbank Supply Chain were found in substantial compliance with the Cyanide Code during their initial audits. Both operations were conditionally certified in May 2015, and their Corrective Action Plans were posted on the Cyanide Code web site. ICMI has received and accepted reports from an independent professional third-party auditor verifying that the Corrective Action Plans for both operations have been fully implemented and that the Meadowbank Mine and Meadowbank Supply Chain are in full compliance with the Cyanide Code. The auditor’s Corrective Action Plan Completion Reports are available on Agnico-Eagle’s Signatory Companies Pages of the ICMI web site: http://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/agnico-eagle-mines and http://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company-categories/agnico-eagle-mines-limited-canada, and the Corrective Action Plans have been removed.
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, March 31, 2016