The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Barrick Gold Corporation’s Tulawaka Gold Mine in Tanzania has been recertified under the International Cyanide Management Code (Code).
The Tulawaka Gold Mine was initially certified in compliance with the Code in July 2008. As required under the Code, the mine was again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within three years of that certification by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found the Tulawaka Gold Mine in substantial compliance with the Code’s Principles and Standards of Practice. The operation can be fully certified once it has implemented its Corrective Action Plan and achieved full compliance with the Code.
The new Summary Audit Report, Corrective Action Plan and Auditor Credentials Form for the Tulawaka Gold Mine are available on the Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory_barrickgold.php. The operation must be re-audited every three years hereafter to evaluate continuing compliance with the Code.
The 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 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 Code, promote its adoption, evaluate its implementation, and manage the certification process. A detailed list of the operations covered by signatory companies’ applications, along with the full text of the Code and its implementing and administrative documents, are available at www.cyanidecode.org.
Monday, November 21, 2011