The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Australian Gold Reagents’ Central and South America Supply Chain has been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (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.
Australian Gold Reagents is a signatory to the Cyanide Code as both a cyanide producer and separately as a consigner/transporter. As a consigner/transporter, Australian Gold Reagents organizes and manages supply chains comprised of companies it has contracted to transport cyanide. The Central and South America Supply Chain was initially certified in full compliance under the Cyanide Code in February 2018 and was recertified in August 2020. As required under the Cyanide Code, the operation was again audited against ICMI’s Transportation Verification Protocol within three-years of its certification by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report and Summary Audit Report which found that the Central and South American Supply Chain had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Transport Principles and Standards of Practice throughout the previous three years. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Australian Gold Reagents’ Transport Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website. The operation must be re-audited every three years to evaluate continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.
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 www.cyanidecode.org. We invite you to read our 2022 Annual Report, which can be viewed here.
Monday, October 23, 2023