The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that AngloGold Ashanti’s Córrego do Sítio and Queiroz Gold Mines in Minas Gerais, Brazil, have been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
The Córrego do Sítio and Queiroz Gold Mines were initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in February 2009. As required under the Cyanide Code, the mines were again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within three years of those certifications by independent professional third-party auditors. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Reports, which found that the Córrego do Sítio and Queiroz Gold Mines have maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Standards of Practice throughout the previous three years. The new Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Forms are available on AngloGold Ashanti’s Signatory Company Page of the ICMI web site: www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/anglogold-ashanti. The operations must be re-audited every three years to evaluate their 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 www.cyanidecode.org.
Monday, July 23, 2012