Barbex Technical Services Limited Withdraws as Code Signatory to the International Cyanide Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Barbex Technical Services Limited has withdrawn from the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code) program due to business circumstances. Barbex Technical Services Litmited has informed ICMI of its intent to return to the program once the circumstances have changed.

The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold using cyanide and companies producing and transporting this 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 complement an operation’s existing obligation to comply with the applicable laws and regulations of the political jurisdictions 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. A 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

Friday, June 13, 2014