IAMGOLD Essakane SA has notified the International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) that it is withdrawing as a signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code), with immediate effect. The company is taking this voluntary action to focus on projects to increase its mill throughput and to complete the construction of its cyanide destruction plant at its mine in Burkina Faso. The company has also informed ICMI of its intent to again become a signatory to the Cyanide Code once these projects have been completed.
The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program of best practice for companies involved in the production of gold using cyanide and for companies producing and transporting this cyanide. 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, June 28, 2013