The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that CyPlus GmbH’s (CyPlus) Mexico Cyanide Transport Supply Chain (Supply Chain #4) and Mexico Transloading and Warehouse facility have been certified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
CyPlus is a signatory to the Cyanide Code as both a cyanide producer and separately as a consignor/transporter. As a consignor/transporter, CyPlus organizes and manages supply chains comprised of companies it has contracted to transport cyanide. CyPlus also operates a transloading terminal and warehouse in Mexico that is considered to be a production facility under the Cyanide Code. ICMI has received and accepted Detailed Audit Findings Reports prepared by independent professional third-party auditors who evaluated CyPlus’ Mexico Supply Chain and its transloading terminal and warehouse against the ICMI’s Verification Protocols and found them in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and its Transport and Production Practices, as applicable. A summary of the supply chain audit report and the credentials of its auditor are available on CyPlus’ Transporter Signatory Page of the ICMI web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/cyplus-gmbh. A summary of the transloading terminal and warehouse audit report and the credentials of its auditors are available on the CyPlus Producer Signatory Page of the ICMI web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/cyplus. Both the supply chain and the transloading facility and warehouse must be re-audited every three years hereafter to evaluate their 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.
Thursday, January 31, 2013