AMA Guinée Re-admitted as Signatory and Certified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Guinean cyanide transporter AMA Guinée has been re-admitted as a signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code) and its transport operation has been certified in full compliance with the program.

AMA Guinée became a signatory to the Cyanide Code in June 2014 but voluntarily withdrew from the program in January 2015 before its operation had been audited for compliance. Pursuant to Item IV.A. of ICMI’s Signatory and Certification Process (, AMA Guinée was required to re-apply to become a signatory to the Cyanide Code, and to submit to ICMI a complete audit report with a finding of full compliance in order for its transport operation to be certified in compliance with the program. AMA Guinée has submitted its signatory application, and ICMI has received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report prepared by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated AMA Guinée’s transport operation against ICMI’s Verification Protocol and found it in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Transport Practices. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on AMA Guinée’s Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site: The operation 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

Tuesday, October 13, 2015