Four Australian Gold Reagents Cyanide Transport Operations in West Africa Certified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that the following four Australian Gold Reagents (AGR) West African Cyanide Transport Supply Chains have been certified as fully compliant with the International Cyanide Management Code (Code): Ghana, Burkina Faso and Mali; Guinea; Namibia; and Senegal and Mali.

As a Code signatory consignor/transporter, AGR organizes and manages supply chains comprised of companies it has contracted to transport cyanide. ICMI has received and accepted Detailed Audit Findings Reports prepared by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated AGR’s West Africa – Ghana, Burkina Faso and Mali supply chain, West Africa – Guinea supply chain, West Africa – Namibia supply chain and West Africa – Senegal and Mali supply chain against the ICMI’s Verification Protocol and found them in full compliance with the Code’s Principles and Transport Practices. Summaries of the audit reports are available on the Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site: These operations must be re-audited every three years hereafter to evaluate continuing compliance with the Code.

The 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 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 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 Code and its implementing and administrative documents, are available at

Wednesday, August 11, 2010