The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) has removed ten transport companies from its list of signatories to the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code). One transport company has voluntarily withdrawn from the Cyanide Code program, and an additional nine companies have been removed due to nonpayment of the required annual fees. To remain in good standing, signatories are required to pay annual fees to support ICMI’s activities administering the Cyanide Code; the 2022 fees were due at the end of January 2022. The participation in the program of all ten companies has ended.
Effective today, Transaltisa S.A., (Peru) has voluntarily withdrawn from the Cyanide Code program, and the following nine companies have been terminated from participation in the Cyanide Code program for nonpayment of fees: Linfox Transport Quang Binh Co., Ltd., (Vietnam); MBH Bulk, (South Africa); Movis Côte d’Ivoire, (Côte d’Ivoire); Movis Ghana Ltd., (Ghana); Multiservicios Papillon SAC, (Peru); Niquini Logística e Administração Ltda., (Brazil); Satellite Trans Limited, (Ghana); Transportes Suri S.A. de C.V., (Mexico); and Waleed Mohammed Daif Ullah AL Swat Est., (Saudi Arabia). Seven of the ten companies had certified operations: Transaltisa S.A., MBH Bulk, Movis Côte d’Ivoire, Movis Ghana Ltd, Niquini Logística e Administração Ltda., Satellite Trans Limited, Transportes Suri S.A. de C.V.
The Cyanide Code was developed under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme by a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee, and is amongst the most established certification programs in the mining sector. The Cyanide Code is intended to complement an operation’s existing obligation to comply with the applicable laws and regulations of the political jurisdiction 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 for operations using, producing and transporting cyanide. 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.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022