The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Beagle Shipping, a cyanide transporter based in Peru, has been recertified in full compliance with 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.
Beagle Shipping was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in March 2017. As required under the Cyanide Code, the operation was again audited within three years by an independent professional third-party auditor. The operation was found in substantial compliance under the Cyanide Code in September 2020, and Beagle Shipping’s Corrective Action Plan was posted on the Cyanide Code website. ICMI has received and accepted a report from an independent professional third-party auditor verifying that the Corrective Action Plan has been fully implemented and that Beagle Shipping is in full compliance with the Cyanide Code. The auditor’s Corrective Action Plan Completion Report is available on Beagle Shipping’s Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website, and the Corrective Action Plan has been removed.
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 www.cyanidecode.org. We invite you to read our 2020 Annual Report, which can be viewed here.
Friday, December 3, 2021