The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that the Evander Gold Mine in South Africa has been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
The Evander Gold Mine was first certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in October 2010. As required under the Cyanide Code, the mine was audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within three years of its last certification by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found that the Evander Gold Mine had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Standards of Practice throughout the previous three years. The Evander Gold Mine was owned by Harmony Gold Mining Company at the time of the audit, but was subsequently sold to a company that is not a signatory to the Cyanide Code. The operation has maintained its participation in the program by becoming a Cyanide Code signatory as Evander Gold Mining Limited, and its new Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form as well as its initial audit documentation are available on Evander Gold Mining Limited’s Signatory Company Page of the ICMI web site: http://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company-categories/evander-gold-mining-limited-south-africa. 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.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014