The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that the cyanide transporter Empire Express, based in the United States, has been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code). The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program focused on the safe and environmentally responsible management of cyanide by companies producing gold and/or silver and by companies manufacturing, warehousing, and transporting cyanide.
This is Empire Express’ fourth certification under the Cyanide Code. Empire Express was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in October 2010 and recertified in May 2014 and in September 2017. As required under the Cyanide Code, the operation was again audited against ICMI’s Transportation Verification Protocol by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report which found Empire Express in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Transport Principles and Standards of Practice. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Empire Express’ Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website. The operation must be re-audited every three years to evaluate continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.
The Cyanide Code was developed under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme by a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee and is amongst the most established certification programs in the mining sector. The Cyanide Code is intended to complement an operation’s existing obligation to comply with the applicable laws and regulations of the political jurisdiction 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 for operations using, producing, and transporting cyanide. 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.
Monday, February 7, 2022