The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Beagle Shipping S.A., a cyanide transporter in Peru, has been certified in substantial compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
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 against ICMI’s Transportation Verification Protocol within three-years of its initial certification by independent professional third-party auditors. ICMI has received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report prepared by independent professional third-party auditors who evaluated Beagle Shipping against ICMI’s Transportation Verification Protocol and found it in substantial compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Transport Practices. The operation can be fully certified once it has implemented its Corrective Action Plan and achieved full compliance with the Cyanide Code.
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 www.cyanidecode.org.
Monday, September 21, 2020