The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Desarrollos Mineros San Luis’ Los Filos Gold Mine in Mexico has been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
The Los Filos Gold Mine was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in August 2010 and was recertified in February 2014, during which time the operation was owned by Goldcorp Inc. As required under the Cyanide Code, the mine was again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol by independent professional third-party auditors within three years of it’s previous certification. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found the Los Filos Gold Mine in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Standards of Practice. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on the Cyanide Code web site on Desarrollos Mineros San Luis’ Signatory Company Page: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company-categories/desarrollos-mineros-san-luis-sa-de-cv-mexico. The operation must be re-audited every three years to evaluate 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, November 9, 2017