Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation Removed as a Signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation, a cyanide manufacturer, has been removed as a signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code (Code) and the company’s participation in the program has been terminated. The company applied in October 2008 to become a signatory to the Code. With that application, it agreed to have its cyanide production facility audited by an independent third-party auditor to confirm compliance with the Principles and Standards of Practice of the Code within three years of ICMI’s acceptance of the company’s signatory application. As of this date, ICMI has not received the necessary audit report to indicate Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation’s Code compliance within the mandated three year deadline. Consequently, ICMI has notified the company that its participation in the program has ended.

ICMI is a nonprofit organization established to administer the 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 Code and its implementing and administrative documents, are available at

Thursday, March 1, 2012