Arizona Logistica Becomes Signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code and Achieves Certification

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Arizona Logistica, a transporter in Brazil, has become a signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code) and has been pre-operationally certified under 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.

ICMI has received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report prepared by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated Arizona Logistica against ICMI’s Verification Protocol and found it in pre-operational compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Transport Practices. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Arizona Logistica’s Signatory Page on the ICMI website. The operation must be audited for full operational compliance within six months of its initial transportation of cyanide. Arizona Logistica was previously a signatory to the Cyanide Code in 2019, and its operation was Code-certified in 2020, but the company withdrew from the program in 2023.

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2024