Key Cyanide Code Documents Now Available in French

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that it has posted to its web site French translations of the principle Code documents required for implementing and administering the program.

The 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 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.

The official language of this program is English, and all documents submitted to ICMI must be completed in English. However, ICMI is making these documents available as a resource to assist French speakers in participating in this voluntary industry imitative. ICMI does not accept any liability for errors arising from the translation of the documents.

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

Tuesday, December 19, 2006