The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Aruntani SAC has been removed as a signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code) for nonpayment of the required annual fee and the company’s participation in the program has ended. To remain in good standing, signatories to the Cyanide Code are required to pay annual fees to support ICMI’s activities administering the Cyanide Code; the 2015 fees were due at the end of February 2015.
Aruntani SAC is a gold mining company in Peru, and became a signatory to the Cyanide Code in 2006; its Tucari Mine was twice certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code.
The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program of best practice for companies involved in the production of gold using cyanide and companies producing and transporting this cyanide. The list of current Cyanide Code signatories, as well as the full text of the Cyanide Code and its implementing and administrative documents, are available at www.cyanidecode.org. ICMI is a non-profit organization established to administer the Cyanide Code, promote its adoption, evaluate its implementation, and manage the certification process.
Friday, October 23, 2015