ICMI Terminates Three Companies Participation in Cyanide Code Program for Failure to Pay Annual Fees

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that three companies have been removed from the list of signatories to the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code) for failure to pay the required annual fees for calendar year 2013. The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program of best practice for companies involved in the production of gold using cyanide and companies producing and transporting this cyanide. This action terminates the following companies’ participation in the program, effective this date: mining companies CAMMEX LLP and HudBay Michigan Inc., and cyanide transporter Mercator Global Services Burkina Faso. The full list of current Cyanide Code signatories is available at http://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-companies/directory-of-signatory-companies.

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.
Date:
Friday, August 9, 2013