The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Bolloré Logistics’ (Bolloré) transport operations in Ghana, Senegal, and Burkina Faso have been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code), and that Bollore’s warehouse operation in Ghana has been pre-operationally certified.
Bolloré’s transport operation in Ghana was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in April 2013 and recertified in October 2016, the Senegal operation was initially certified in full compliance in August 2009 and recertified in March 2013 and in October 2016, and the Burkina Faso operation was initially certified in full compliance in May 2010 and recertified in September 2013 and in October 2016. As required under the Cyanide Code, these operations were again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within three-years of their previous certifications by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Reports which found that the transport operations had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Transport Practices throughout the previous three years. ICMI has also accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report prepared by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated Bollore’s warehouse in Ghana against ICMI’s Production Pre-operational Verification Protocol and found it in compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Production Practices. The Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Forms are available on the ICMI web site at https://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/bollore-africa-logistics. The operations must be re-audited every three years to evaluate continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.
The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold and/or silver 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 Cyanide 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 Cyanide 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 Cyanide Code and its implementing and administrative documents, are available at www.cyanidecode.org. We invite you to read our 2018 Annual Report, which can viewed here.