The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Australian Gold Reagents Pty Ltd.’s sodium cyanide production plant in Kwinana, Australia has been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
This is the Kwinana sodium cyanide production plant’s fifth certification under the Cyanide Code The Kwinana plant was initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in October 2007, and was recertified in November 2010, March 2014, and in August 2017. As required under the Cyanide Code, the operation was again audited against ICMI's Production Verification Protocol within three years of its previous certification by independent professional third-party auditors. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found that the facility had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code's Principles and Production Practices throughout the previous three years. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Australian Gold Reagents’ Signatory Page: https://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/australian-gold-reagents. The operation must be re-audited every three years to evaluate its continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.
The Cyanide Code is amongst the most established certification programs in the mining sector. This voluntary industry program is focused on the safe management of cyanide by companies producing gold and/or silver and by companies producing and transporting cyanide. It was developed under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme by a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee. The Cyanide Code is intended to promote and help ensure the safe and environmentally responsible management of cyanide used within the gold and silver mining industries. Operations are assessed for compliance triennially by qualified, independent auditors.
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 2019 Annual Report, which can be viewed here.