Consórcio CITSSA’s CITSSA Logistics and CITSSA Investments Recertified Under the International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that the transporter Consórcio CITSSA’s operations based in Peru, CITSSA Logistics and CITSSA Investments, have been recertified in full compliance under 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.

CITSSA Logistics was initially certified under the Cyanide Code in February 2011 and recertified in October 2014 and in August 2018. CITSSA Investments was initially certified in August 2018.  The operations were again audited against ICMI’s Transportation Verification Protocol by an independent professional third-party auditor and ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report which found that CITSSA Logistics and CITSSA Investments had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Transport Principles and Standards of Practice since their previous certifications. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Consórcio CITSSA’s Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website. The operations must be re-audited every three years to evaluate continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.

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

Monday, May 1, 2023