Cyanco’s Houston Sodium Cyanide Production Plant Fully Certified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Cyanco International LLC’s sodium cyanide production plant in Houston, United States has been certified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

Cyanco’s Houston sodium cyanide production plant was audited prior to its start of production using ICMI’s Cyanide Production Pre-operational Verification Protocol and was conditionally certified in March 2013. As required under the Cyanide Code, the plant was audited against ICMI’s operational Verification Protocol by an independent professional third-party auditor within six months of its start of production . ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found the facility in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Production Practices. The new Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on the ICMI web site on Cyanco’s Signatory Company Page: The operation must be re-audited every three years to evaluate its 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

Tuesday, November 5, 2013