The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Kinross Gold Corporation’s Bald Mountain Mine in the United States has been recertified in compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
The Bald Mountain Mine was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in January 2008 and was recertified in February 2011 and May 2014, during which time the operation was owned by Barrick Gold Corporation. As required under the Cyanide Code, the mine was again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within two years of its change in ownership by independent professional third-party auditors. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found the Bald Mountain Mine in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Standards of Practices. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on the ICMI web site on Kinross’ Signatory Company Page: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/kinross-gold-corporation. The operation must be re-audited every three years to evaluate continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.
The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold and/or silver 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 certificationprocess. 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.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017