The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Evander Gold Mining Limited’s Kinross and Elikhulu Plants, located in South Africa, have been certified in substantial 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.
The Kinross Plant was initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in March 2010, and certified again in October 2014 and in November 2016. As required under the Cyanide Code, the Kinross Plant was again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol by independent professional third-party auditors. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found the Kinross Plant in substantial compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Standards of Practice. The operation can be fully certified once it has implemented its Corrective Action Plan and achieved full compliance with the Cyanide Code.
ICMI has also received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report prepared by independent professional third-party auditors who evaluated the Elikhulu Plant against ICMI’s Verification Protocol and found it in substantial compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Standards of Practice. The operation can be fully certified once it has implemented its Corrective Action Plan and achieved full compliance with the Cyanide Code.
The Summary Audit Reports, Corrective Action Plans, and Auditor Credentials Forms for the Kinross and Elikhulu Plants are available on Evander’s 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. We invite you to read our 2020 Annual Report, which can be viewed here.
Monday, December 13, 2021