International Cyanide Management Institute Announces Full Certification of Kinross Gold’s Chirano Mine

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Kinross Gold Corporation’s Chirano Mine in Ghana has been certified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

The Chirano Mine was found in substantial compliance with the Cyanide Code and was certified conditionally in May 2013, and its Corrective Action Plan was posted on the ICMI web site. In May 2014, at the mine’s request, the deadline for implementation of several corrective actions was extended to August 31, 2014. ICMI has received and accepted a report from an independent professional third-party auditor verifying that all elements of the Corrective Action Plan have been implemented and concluding that the Chirano Mine is now in full compliance with the Cyanide Code. The auditor’s report is available on Kinross Gold’s Signatory Company Page of the Cyanide Code web site: http://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/kinross-gold-corporation. The operation must be re-audited every three years to evaluate its continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.

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:
Thursday, August 28, 2014