Barrick Gold Corporation’s Porgera Joint Venture Mine Certified Under the International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Barrick Gold Corporation’s Porgera Joint Venture Mine, located in Papua New Guinea, has been pre-operationally certified under 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.

Although previously certified, the Porgera Joint Venture Mine has been in care and maintenance for an extended period and was pre-operationally audited during that period.  ICMI has received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report and a Summary Audit Report prepared by independent professional third-party auditors who evaluated the Porgera Joint Venture Mine against ICMI’s Mining Verification Protocol and found it in pre-operational compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Standards of Practice. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Barrick Gold Corporation’s Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website. The operation must undergo a full operational audit within one year of recommencing operation. The operation was previously certified in November 2009, in January 2013, in May 2016, and in April 2020.

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

Friday, January 19, 2024