Kinross Gold Corporation’s La Coipa Gold Mine Certified Under the International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Kinross Gold Corporation’s La Coipa Gold Mine, located in Chile, has been certified in full compliance under 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 manufacturing, warehousing, and transporting cyanide.

The La Coipa Gold Mine was previously certified on July 7, 2011, but subsequently became inactive and its certification expired July 7, 2014. The operation restarted and recommenced using cyanide in 2022, and was again designated for certification on February 6, 2022. ICMI has received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report and a Summary Audit Report prepared by independent professional third-party auditors who evaluated the La Coipa Gold Mine and found it in in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Standards of Practice. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form for the audit are available on Kinross Gold Corporation’s Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website. The operation must be re-audited every three years to evaluate continuing 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 We invite you to read our 2022 Annual Report, which can be viewed here.

Monday, August 7, 2023