The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that AngloGold Ashanti Limited’s Savuka Gold Plant in South Africa’s Gauteng Province and Noligwa Gold Plant in South Africa’s North West Province have been recertified under the International Cyanide Management Code (Code).
The Savuka and Noligwa Gold Plants were initially certified in compliance with the Code in September and July 2007. As required under the Code, these operations were again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within three-years of their initial certifications by independent professional third-party auditors. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Reports, which found that the Savuka and Noligwa Gold Plants maintained full compliance with the Code’s Principles and Standards of Practice throughout the previous three years. The new Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Forms are available on the Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory_anglogold.php. The operations must be re-audited every three years hereafter to evaluate continuing compliance with the Code.
The Code was developed under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme by a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee. The 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 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 Code and its implementing and administrative documents, are available at www.cyanidecode.org.
Friday, January 7, 2011