The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Newcrest Mining Ltd.’s Gosowong Mine in Indonesia and the PT Nusa Halmahera Minerals (PT NHM) Supply Chain that transports cyanide to the Gosowong Mine have been certified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
The Gosowong Mine and the PT NHM Gosowong Mine Supply Chain were initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in September 2011. As required under the Cyanide Code, the mine and supply chain were again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocols within three years of that certification by independent professional third-party auditors. Both operations were found non-compliant with one or more of the Cyanide Code’s Standards of Practices and Transport Practices in November 2015, and Corrective Action plans to regain compliance were posted on the ICMI web site.
ICMI has received and accepted reports from independent professional third-party auditors verifying that the Corrective Action Plans have been fully implemented and that the Gosowong Mine and the PT NHM Supply Chain are in full compliance with the Cyanide Code. The auditors’ Corrective Action Plan Completion Reports are available on Newcrest’s Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code web site: http://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/newcrest-mining, and on PT NHM’s Signatory Page: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/pt-nusa-halmahera-minerals, and the Corrective Action Plans have been removed.
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.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016