The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Orica Australia Pty Ltd’s (Orica) East Africa, West Africa, Latin America and New Zealand Supply Chains have been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
Orica is a signatory to the Cyanide Code as both a cyanide producer and separately as a consignor/transporter. As a consignor/transporter, Orica organizes and manages supply chains comprised of companies it has contracted to transport cyanide. Orica’s East Africa and West Africa Supply Chains were initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in May 2011; its Latin America Supply Chain was initially certified in April 2011; and its New Zealand Supply Chain was initially certified in November 2010. As required under the Cyanide Code, these operations were again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within three years of their previous certifications by independent professional third-party auditors. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Reports which found that each of these four Orica Supply Chains maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Transport Practices throughout the previous three years. The new Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Forms are available on Orica’s Transporter Signatory Company Page on the ICMI web site: http://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/orica-australia-ltd. The operations must be re-audited every three years hereafter to evaluate their 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.
Friday, September 5, 2014