The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that the Hidden Valley Gold Mine, a joint venture of Newcrest Mining Limited and Harmony Gold Mining Company located in Papua New Guinea, has been certified in compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
ICMI has received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report prepared by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated the Hidden Valley Gold Mine against the ICMI’s Verification Protocol and found it in substantial compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Standards of Practices. The operation can be fully certified once it has implemented its Corrective Action Plan and achieved full compliance with the Cyanide Code.
The Summary Audit Report, Corrective Action Plan and Auditor Credentials Form are available on the Newcrest and Harmony Signatory Companies Pages of the ICMI web site: http://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/newcrest-mining and http://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/harmony-gold-mining-company. The operation must be re-audited every three years hereafter to evaluate 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.
Monday, April 7, 2014