MIDROC Gold Mine PLC Becomes Signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that it accepted applications from MIDROC Gold Mine PLC to become both a mining and a transport signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code). The Cyanide Code is a voluntary program for companies involved in the production of gold and/or silver using cyanide and companies that manufacture and transport cyanide. MIDROC Gold Mine PLC operates the Legadembi Gold Mine in Ethiopia.

As a signatory, MIDROC Gold Mine PLC commits to follow the Cyanide Code’s Principles and implement its Standards of Practice, and to have verification audits of its operations conducted by independent third-party auditors within three years of its initial applications, and every three years thereafter. MIDROC’s operations will be certified if found in compliance with the Code, and may be de-certified if it is determined that they no longer comply with the Cyanide Code.

The Cyanide Code 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 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. 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, February 20, 2024