Kinross Gold Corporation’s Russian Supply Chain Certified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Kinross Gold Corporation’s Russian Supply Chain has been certified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

Kinross Gold Corporation (Kinross) is a signatory to the Cyanide Code as both a gold mining company and separately as a consignor/transporter. As a consignor/transporter, Kinross organizes and manages a supply chain for transport of cyanide from manufacturing facilities in the United States to its Kupol Mine in Russia. ICMI has received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report which found the Kinross Russian Supply Chain in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Transport Practices. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Kinross Gold Corporation’s Transportation Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site: The operation must be re-audited every three years hereafter to evaluate continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.

The Cyanide 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 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 certification process. 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

Wednesday, November 6, 2013