ICMI Removes Three Transport Companies from List of Cyanide Code Signatories in Second Quarter 2023

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) has removed three transport companies from its list of signatories to the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code) 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 2023 fees were due January 13, 2023.

Effective today, the following three companies have been terminated from participation in the Cyanide Code program: DHL Global Forwarding Ghana, (Ghana), Kama Trans Yug LLP, (Republic of Kazakhstan) and Ransa Comercial S.A.C, (Peru).  Only Ransa Commercial achieved Cyanide Code certification of its operation, which was certified twice with its last certification in July 2022. The terminations are effective on this date.

The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program focused on the safe and environmentally responsible management of cyanide by companies producing gold and/or silver and by companies manufacturing, warehousing, and transporting cyanide.  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.

Thursday, May 11, 2023