The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Bolloré Logistics’ (Bolloré) Ghana, Senegal, and Burkina Faso cyanide transport operations have been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
Bolloré’s Ghana operation was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in April 2013, the Senegal operation was initially certified in full compliance in August 2009 and recertified in March 2013, and the Burkina Faso operation was initially certified in full compliance in May 2010 and recertified in September 2013. As required under the Cyanide Code, these operations were again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within three-years of their previous certifications by independent professional third-party auditors. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Reports which found that Bolloré’s Ghana, Senegal, and Burkina Faso operations had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Standards of Practices throughout the previous three years. The Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Forms are available on Bolloré Logistics’ Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/bollore-africa-logistics. The operations must be re-audited every three years hereafter to evaluate continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.
The Cyanide 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 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.
Friday, October 14, 2016