Four Cyanco Operations Certified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that four Cyanco cyanide production and transport operations have been certified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

Cyanco is a signatory to the Cyanide Code as both a cyanide producer and also as a consignor/transporter. ICMI has received and accepted Detailed Audit Findings Reports prepared by independent professional third-party auditors who evaluated Cyanco’s cyanide production facility in Houston, Texas, USA and three Cyanco supply chains against the ICMI’s Verification Protocols. Cyanco’s cyanide production plant in Houston, Texas, USA, was audited pre-operationally and found in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Production Practices. The Cyanide Code requires that the facility must undergo an operational audit within six months of initiating cyanide production, to demonstrate that it has been constructed and is operating in compliance with the Cyanide Code.

Cyanco’s Port of Houston Supply Chain was found in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Transport Practices. Cyanco’s Global Ocean and Western U.S. Rail, Barge and Truck Supply Chains were audited pre-operationally and found in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Transport Practices. The pre-operational supply chains must undergo further audits within six months of initiating cyanide transport activities to demonstrate that they are operating in compliance with the Cyanide Code.

A summary of the production facility audit report is available on Cyanco’s Cyanide Production Signatory Page on the ICMI web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/cyanco. Summaries of the audit reports for the supply chains are available on Cyanco’s Cyanide Transporter Signatory Page on the ICMI web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/cyanco-corporation.

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.
Date:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013