La Negra Warehouse Certified as Part of Transportes Verasay’s Transport Operation

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Chilean cyanide transporter Transportes Verasay Ltda has added the La Negra Warehouse to its Cyanide Code certified transport operation.

Transportes Verasay was initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in September 2010, and was recertified in January 2014. Transportes Verasay also owns and operates the La Negra Warehouse, and will use the facility as part of its cyanide transport operation.

As required under the Cyanide Code, the warehouse was audited against ICMI’s Cyanide Production Verification Protocol by independent professional third-party auditors. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Report which found the La Negra Warehouse in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Production Practices. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Transportes Verasay’s Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site: The addition of the warehouse does not affect the duration of Transportes Verasay’s existing certification.

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, March 16, 2016