The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Cyanco’s Cadillac Sodium Cyanide Transloading Terminal in Quebec, Canada has been re-certified under the International Cyanide Management Code (Code).
The Cadillac Sodium Cyanide Transloading Terminal was initially certified in full compliance with the Code in January 2007. At that time, the facility was owned by CyPlus Corporation, and the summary of the initial audit report was posted on the CyPlus signatory page of the ICMI web site. The facility was purchased by Cyanco in 2008, and its audit documentation was moved to Cyanco’s signatory page. As required under the Code, the operation was again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within two years of the change in ownership by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found that the Cadillac Transloading Terminal maintained full compliance with the Code’s Principles and Production Practice throughout the previous two years. The new Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form for this operation are available on the Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory_producer_cyanco.php. The operation must be re-audited every three years hereafter to evaluate continuing compliance with the Code.
The 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 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 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 Code and its implementing and administrative documents, are available at www.cyanidecode.org.