DuPont’s Mexico Transloading Facilities, US/Canada Rail & Barge Supply Chain and Argentina Supply Chain Recertified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company’s (DuPont) transloading facilities in San Luis Potosi and Hermosillo, Mexico, and its US/Canada Rail & Barge Supply Chain and Argentina Supply Chain have been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

DuPont is a signatory to the Cyanide Code as both a cyanide producer and separately as a consignor/transporter. DuPont operates cyanide transloading facilities in San Luis Potosi and Hermosillo, Mexico where it repackages cyanide for distribution to mines in Mexico.  Facilities where cyanide is repackaged are considered to be production operations under the Cyanide Code and are audited as such.

The San Luis Potosi repackaging facility was initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in September 2010.  The Hermosillo repackaging facility was initially certified in August 2010 as part of DuPont’s Mexico Supply Chain, but is now listed as a separate cyanide production operation on DuPont’s Cyanide Production Signatory Companies Page.  As required under the Cyanide Code, these operations were again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within three years of their last certifications by independent professional third-party auditors. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Reports which found that both of DuPont’s repackaging operations maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Production Practices throughout the previous three years. The new Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Forms are available on DuPont’s Cyanide Production Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site: http://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/ei-duPont-de-nemours.

As a consignor/transporter, DuPont organizes and manages supply chains comprised of companies it has contracted to transport cyanide. DuPont’s US/Canada Rail & Barge Supply Chain was initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in August 2010, and its Argentina Supply Chain was initially certified in January 2011. As required under the Cyanide Code, these supply chains were again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within three years of their last certifications by independent professional third-party auditors. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Reports which found that DuPont’s US/Canada Rail & Barge Supply Chain and Argentina Supply Chain maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Transport Practices throughout the previous three years. The new Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Forms are available on DuPont’s Transportation Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site: http://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/ei-duPont-de-Nemours–company-us.

The San Luis Potosi and Hermosillo transloading facilities and the US/Canada Rail & Barge Supply Chain and Argentina Supply Chain 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.
Date:
Thursday, February 27, 2014