International Cyanide Management Institute Announces Full Certification of Three Operations

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Golden Star Resources’ Bogoso Mine in Ghana, Australian Gold Reagents’ Kwinana Cyanide Production Plant in Western Australia, and AngloGold Ashanti’s Sunrise Dam Gold Mine in Western Australia have been certified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Code).

These operations had been found in substantial compliance with the Code and were conditionally certified in November 2009, November 2010 and December 2010, respectively, and their Corrective Action Plans were posted on the ICMI web site. ICMI has received and accepted reports from independent professional third-party auditors verifying that the Corrective Action Plans for these operations have been implemented and the operations are now in full compliance with the Code. The auditor’s reports are available on the Code web site on the signatory pages of these companies (,, and the Corrective Action Plans have been removed. These operations must be re-audited every three years to evaluate continuing compliance with the Code.

The Code was developed under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme by a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee. The 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 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 Code and its implementing and administrative documents, are available at

Friday, January 7, 2011