The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that New Gold Inc.’s Mesquite Mine in the United States has been certified as fully compliant with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
The Mesquite Mine had been found in substantial compliance with the Cyanide Code and was conditionally certified in October 2011, and its Corrective Action Plan was posted on the ICMI web site. ICMI has received and accepted a report from an independent professional third-party auditor verifying that the Corrective Action Plan has been implemented and the operation is fully compliant with the Cyanide Code. The auditor’s report is available on New Gold’s Signatory Page on the ICMI web site, http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/new-gold, and the Corrective Action Plan has been removed. The Mesquite Mine 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 www.cyanidecode.org.
Thursday, September 13, 2012