The International Cyanide Management Institute has released its 2019 Annual Report, titled Leadership. The report reflects on the leadership that led to establishment of the Cyanide Code, and the leadership demonstrated daily by its participating companies as they implement the Cyanide Code worldwide. The report identifies milestones that the Cyanide Code has achieved and provides statistics on its continued growth. The report also notes the program’s progress during 2019, discusses benefits the Cyanide Code brings to its participating companies and stakeholders, and presents the Institute’s financial statement. The report can be viewed here.
The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold and/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.