The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Draslovka Mining Solutions’ (Draslovka) LZ Draslovka Kolin cyanide production plant in the Czech Republic and three of Draslovka’s cyanide transport operations have been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code). Draslovka is a signatory to the Cyanide Code as both a cyanide producer and separately as a consigner/transporter.
The LZ Draslovka Kolin cyanide production plant in the Czech Republic was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in 2011 and recertified in 2014 and in 2017. As required under the Cyanide Code, the production facility was again audited against ICMI’s Cyanide Production Verification Protocol by independent professional third-party auditors. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found that Draslovka’s Kolin production facility had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Production Principles and Standards of Practice since its previous audit.
ICMI has also received and accepted three Detailed Audit Findings Reports prepared by independent professional third-party auditors who evaluated Draslovka’s Global Ocean Supply Chain, US/Canada Rail & Barge Supply Chain, and IMCG Memphis transport operation against ICMI’s Cyanide Transport Verification Protocol. Each operation was found in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Transport Principles and Standards of Practice. Each of these three operations was initially certified in full compliance under the Cyanide Code in 2010 and recertified in 2014 and in 2017, when managed by The Chemours Company. Draslovka acquired The Chemours Company in December 2021.
The Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Form for each of the operations are available on Draslovka’s Producer Signatory Page and Draslovka’s Transporter Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website. The operations 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 and/or silver 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, April 7, 2022