Newcrest Mining Limited’s Gosowong Mine and Supply Chain Certified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Newcrest Mining Limited’s Gosowong Mine in Indonesia, and its PT Nusa Halmahera Minerals Supply Chain, have been certified as fully compliant with the International Cyanide Management Code (Code).

ICMI has received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report prepared by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated the Gosowong Mine against the ICMI’s Verification Protocol and found it in full compliance with the Code’s Principles and Standards of Practice.  The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Newcrest Mining’s Signatory Page on the ICMI web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory_newcrest.php.  The Gosowong Mine must be re-audited every three years hereafter to evaluate continuing compliance with the Code.

Newcrest Mining’s PT Nusa Halmahera Minerals (PT NHM) is also a signatory to the Code as a cyanide consignor/transporter. As a Code signatory consignor/transporter, PT NHM organizes and manages a supply chain for a portion of the cyanide delivery route to the Gosowong Mine. ICMI has received and accepted Detailed Audit Findings Reports prepared by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated the PT NHM Supply Chain against the ICMI’s Verification Protocol and found them in full compliance with the Code’s Principles and Transport Practices. A summary of the audit report is available on the Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory_consignor_ptnhm.php. The operation must be re-audited every three years hereafter to evaluate continuing compliance with the Code.

The 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 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 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 Code and its implementing and administrative documents, are available at www.cyanidecode.org.
Date:
Wednesday, September 7, 2011