Eight Companies Removed as Signatories to the International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that eight companies have been removed as signatories to the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code) for nonpayment of the required annual fees, and the companies’ participation in the program has ended. To remain in good standing, signatories are required to pay annual fees to support ICMI’s activities administering the Cyanide Code; the 2014 fees were due at the end of February.

The following seven transport companies have been terminated from participation in the Cyanide Code program: Andyexport SAC (Peru); AUSA Soluciones Logisticas SA (Peru); DPE Productos y Servicios SAC (Peru); Kamsak Limited (Ghana); Master Stone Thrower Mining Limited (Ghana); SpecTransLider (Russia); and Talmpex SAC (Peru).

Cyanide manufacturer Xinjiang Unisplendour Yongli Chemical Co., Ltd, located in the People’s Republic of China, also has been terminated from participation in the Cyanide Code program for nonpayment of its required annual fee.

None of these eight companies had its operation certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code.

The Cyanide Code has added a total of 27 new signatories since starting 2014 with 150 companies, for a net gain of 14. The Cyanide Code now has 164 signatories, which includes 40 mining companies, 18 cyanide manufacturers, and 106 transporters.

The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program of best practice for companies involved in the production of gold using cyanide and companies producing and transporting this cyanide. The full list of current Cyanide Code signatories is available at http://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-companies/directory-of-signatory-companies.

ICMI is a non-profit organization established to administer the Cyanide Code, promote its adoption, evaluate its implementation, and manage the certification process. The full text of the Code and its implementing and administrative documents, are available at www.cyanidecode.org.

Friday, July 25, 2014