Golden Star Resources’ Wassa Mine Certified in Full Compliance with International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Golden Star Resources’ Wassa Mine in Ghana has been certified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

The Wassa Mine was initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in November 2009. As required under the Cyanide Code, the mine was again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within three years of that certification by an independent professional third-party auditor and was found in substantial compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Standards of Practice. The operation was conditionally certified in May 2013 and was required to implement a Corrective Action Plan to bring it into full compliance.

ICMI has received a Corrective Action Plan Completion Report which found that the Wassa Mine has implemented its Corrective Action Plan and has achieved full compliance with the Cyanide Code. The Corrective Action Plan Completion Report is available on the Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site:

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

Tuesday, November 26, 2013