The International Cyanide Management Institute announced today that Bea Mountain Mining Corporation has voluntarily withdrawn as a signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code). Bea Mountain Mining Corporation became a signatory to the Cyanide Code on June 16, 2014 and operates the New Liberty Gold Mine in Liberia. This withdrawal is effective as of June 8, 2020.
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.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020