The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Nevada Gold Mines’ Turquoise Ridge Complex, located in the United States, has been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code). The Turquoise Ridge Complex is operated by Nevada Gold Mines, a Joint Venture between Barrick Gold Corporation and Newmont Corporation, which own 61.5% and 38.5% of Nevada Gold Mines, respectively; both companies have been signatories to the Cyanide Code since 2005.
The Turquoise Ridge Complex includes the cyanide facilities at Turquoise Ridge and at the former Twin Creeks Mine, which was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in April 2007, and recertified in August 2010, July 2014, and in December 2017 while under Newmont Corporation’s ownership, and in January 2021 while under Nevada Gold Mines’ ownership. As required under the Cyanide Code, the Turquoise Ridge Complex was again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol by independent professional third-party auditors within three years of its previous certification. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Report and Summary Audit Report, which found that the Turquoise Ridge Complex had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Standards of Practice since its previous certification. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Barrick Gold Corporation’s Signatory Page and on Newmont 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 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 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 www.cyanidecode.org. We invite you to read our 2022 Annual Report, which can be viewed here.
Monday, February 5, 2024