The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that CyPlus GmbH’s (CyPlus) Supply Chain #1, from its production plant in Wesseling, Germany to ports of entry in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, has been certified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Code).
CyPlus is a signatory to the Code as both a cyanide producer and separately as a consignor/transporter. As a Code signatory consignor/transporter, CyPlus organizes and manages supply chains comprised of companies it has contracted to transport cyanide. ICMI has received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report prepared by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated CyPlus’s Supply Chain #1, from its sodium cyanide production plant in Wesseling, Germany to Puerto Deseado, Argentina, Santos, Brazil and Mazatlan, Mexico, against the ICMI’s Verification Protocol and found them in full compliance with the Code’s Principles and Transport Practices. A summary of the audit report is available on the Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory_consignor_cyplus.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.
Thursday, June 2, 2011