The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that AngloGold Ashanti Ltd.’s Córrego do Sítio I and Queiroz Gold Mines, located in Brazil, have been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
Anglo Gold Ashanti’s Córrego do Sítio I Gold Mine was initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in February 2009 and recertified in July 2012 and in May 2015. Anglo Gold Ashanti’s Queiroz Gold Mine was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in February 2009 and recertified in July 2012 and in June 2015. As required under the Cyanide Code, these operations were again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within three-years of their previous certifications by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Reports which found that the Córrego do Sítio I and Queiroz Gold Mines had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Standards of Practice throughout the previous three years. The Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Forms are available on AngloGold Ashanti’s Signatory Page on the ICMI web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/anglogold-ashanti. 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 for companies involved in the production of gold and/or silver 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.
Monday, December 3, 2018