The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that it has accepted the application of Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines Pty Ltd (KCGM), located in Western Australia, to become a signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code). 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 producing and transporting cyanide.
KCGM is currently certified under the Cyanide Code, and was certified in 2008, 2012, 2015, and 2019 while a joint venture owned by Barrick Gold Corporation and Newmont Mining Corporation. The operation must be audited again within three years of its current certification date to maintain compliance with the Cyanide Code.
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. We invite you to read our 2019 Annual Report, which can be viewed here.
Thursday, October 7, 2021