Anhui Anqing Shuguang Chemical Company Ltd.’s Cyanide Production and Transport Operations Recertified Under the International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Anhui Anqing Shuguang Chemical Company Ltd.’s cyanide production operation and cyanide transport operation in China have been recertified in full compliance under the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code). This is the fifth Cyanide Code certification of Anhui Anqing Shuguang’s cyanide production plant and the fourth Cyanide Code certification of Anhui Anqing Shuguang’s transport operation.

Anhui Anqing Shugang’s production plant was initially certified in March 2010, and was recertified in September 2013, in January 2017, and in March 2020. Anhui Anqing Shugang’s transport operation was initially certified in May 2013, and was recertified in October 2016, and in March 2020. As required under the Cyanide Code, the operations were again audited against ICMI’s Production Verification Protocol and Transport Verification Protocol by an independent professional third-party auditor within three years of their previous certifications. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Summary Audit Report and Detailed Audit Findings Report for each operation, which found that each operation had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Standards of Practice since their most recent certification.

The Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Forms are available on Anhui Anqing Shuguang’s Production Signatory Page and on Anhui Anqing Shuguang’s Transporter Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website. 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 focused on the safe and environmentally responsible management of cyanide by companies producing gold and/or silver and by companies manufacturing, warehousing, and transporting cyanide. The Cyanide Code was developed under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme by a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee, and is amongst the most established certification programs in the mining sector. The Cyanide 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 Cyanide Code, promote its adoption, evaluate its implementation, and manage the certification process for operations using, producing, and transporting cyanide. 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

Thursday, June 22, 2023