The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Evolution Mining Company’s Cowal Operations (Cowal), located in Australia, 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.
Cowal was pre-operationally certified under the Cyanide Code in April 2006 and was certified in full compliance in August 2007, February 2010, May 2012, May 2014, March 2016, and in September 2018. Most recently, Cowal was certified in substantial compliance in December 2021, and Cowal’s Corrective Action Plan was posted on the Cyanide Code website. ICMI has received and accepted a report from an independent professional third-party auditor verifying that the Corrective Action Plan has been fully implemented and that Cowal is in full compliance with the Cyanide Code. The auditor’s Corrective Action Plan Completion Report is available on Cowal’s Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website, and the Corrective Action Plan has been removed.
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.
Friday, February 4, 2022