Newmont Corporation’s Tanami Operations Found in Non-Compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Newmont Corporation’s Tanami Operations, located in Australia, was found in non-compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code) by auditors conducting the operation’s triennial audit.

The Tanami Operations was initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in March 2009, and was recertified in November 2012, in October 2016, and in March 2020. As required under the Cyanide Code, the Tanami Operations was again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within three years of its last certification by independent professional third-party auditors. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Report and Summary Audit Report, which found that the Tanami Operations had not maintained compliance during the previous three years with two of the Cyanide Code’s twenty-nine Standards of Practice for mining operations. The Summary Audit Report, Corrective Action Plan, and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Newmont Corporation’s Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website.

The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold and/or silver using cyanide and companies producing and transporting this cyanide. The Cyanide Code 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 We invite you to read our 2022 Annual Report, which can be viewed here.

Friday, July 7, 2023