Lihir Gold Limited’s Papua New Guinea Supply Chain Certified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Lihir Gold Limited’s Papua New Guinea Supply Chain has been certified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

Lihir Gold Limited, a gold mine in Papua New Guinea owned by Cyanide Code signatory Newcrest Mining Limited, also is a Cyanide Code signatory consignor/transporter that operates a supply chain from South Korea to the Lihir Gold Mine in Papua New Guinea. ICMI has received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report prepared by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated Lihir Gold’s Papua New Guinea Supply Chain against ICMI’s Verification Protocol and found it in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Transport Practices. A summary of the audit report is available on Lihir Gold’s Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site: http://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/lihir-gold-limited. The operation must be re-audited every three years hereafter to evaluate its 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 www.cyanidecode.org.
Date:
Monday, August 12, 2013

Date:
Monday, August 12, 2013