The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Almacenera Pacifico S.A.C. has been recertified in full compliance under the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code). Almacenera Pacifico operates a cyanide warehouse in Peru.
Almacenera Pacifico’s warehouse operation was initially certified in full compliance under the Cyanide Code in August 2014, and Almacenera Pacifico was certified as a supply chain operator in August 2018. Almacenera Pacifico’s certified supply chain included its warehouse operation. As required under the Cyanide Code, Almacenera Pacifico’s cyanide warehouse was again audited against ICMI’s Production Verification Protocol by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found that Almacenera Pacifico’s warehouse had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Production Practices throughout the previous three years. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Almacenera Pacifico’s Producer Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website. The operation 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. We invite you to read our 2021 Annual Report, which can be viewed here.
Monday, August 15, 2022