The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Goldcorp Inc.’s Marlin Mine in Guatemala has been decommissioned in accordance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code), and the Marlin Mine has been withdrawn from the Cyanide Code program.
The Marlin Mine was initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in August 2009, and recertified in February 2013 and again in May 2016. Following closure, the Marlin Mine was again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found that upon decommissioning of the operation’s cyanide facilities the risks related to cyanide have been minimized to the point that the Cyanide Code no longer applies at the Marlin Mine. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Goldcorp’s Signatory Companies Page of the Cyanide Code web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/goldcorp.
The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold or silver 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.
Thursday, December 21, 2017