The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that AngloGold Ashanti’s Sunrise Dam Gold Mine in Australia has been recertified under the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
The Sunrise Dam Gold Mine was initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in March 2007, and was recertified in December 2010. As required under the Cyanide Code, the operation was again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within three years of its last certification by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found the Sunrise Dam Gold Mine in substantial compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Standards of Practice. The operation can be fully certified once it has implemented its Corrective Action Plan and achieved full compliance with the Cyanide Code.
The new Summary Audit Report, Auditor Credentials Form and Corrective Action Plan are available on AngloGold Ashanti’s Signatory Companies Page of the ICMI web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/anglogold-ashanti. 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 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.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014