Newmont Corporation’s Akyem and Ahafo Mines Fully Certified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Newmont Corporation’s Akyem and Ahafo Mines, both located in Ghana, have been certified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

The Akyem Mine was initially certified under the Cyanide Code in February 2015 and recertified in July 2018. Most recently, the Akyem Mine was certified in substantial compliance in January 2022.  The Ahafo Mine was pre-operationally certified in 2006, and certified when operational in March 2008, in June 2011, in January 2015, and in July 2018. Most recently, the Ahafo Mine was certified in substantial compliance in February 2022.  For each operation a Corrective Action Plan was posted on the Cyanide Code website.  ICMI has received and accepted a report for each operation from an independent professional third-party auditor that each operation’s Corrective Action Plan has been fully implemented and that the operations are in full compliance with the Cyanide Code. The auditors’ Corrective Action Plan Completion Report for each operation are available on Newmont Corporation’s Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website, and the Corrective Action Plans have been removed.

The Cyanide Code is amongst the most established certification programs in the mining sector.  This voluntary industry program is focused on the safe management of cyanide by companies producing gold and/or silver and by companies producing and transporting 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 promote and help ensure the safe and environmentally responsible management of cyanide used within the gold and silver mining industries. Operations are assessed for compliance triennially by qualified, independent auditors.

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 We invite you to read our 2021 Annual Report, which can be viewed here.

Monday, October 3, 2022