Barrick Gold Corporation’s North Mara Mine Recertified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Barrick Gold Corporation’s North Mara Mine in Tanzania has been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

The North Mara Mine was initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in May 2009 and was recertified in February 2013 and in September 2016, at which time the operation was owned by Acacia Mining. The mine has again been audited against ICMI's Verification Protocol by independent professional third-party auditors, and ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found the North Mara Mine in full compliance with the Cyanide Code's Principles and Standards of Practices. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on the ICMI web site on Barrick’s Signatory Company Page: The operation must be re-audited every three years to evaluate 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 We invite you to read our 2019 Annual Report, which can be viewed here.

Thursday, August 13, 2020