The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Newmont Corporation’s Tanami Operations, located in Australia, has been certified in full compliance under the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
Newmont’s Tanami Operations was initially certified under 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 mine was again audited within three years of its previous certification by independent professional third-party auditors and was found in non-compliance in July 2023. The Summary Audit Report and an associated Corrective Action Plan were posted on the Cyanide Code web site. ICMI has received and accepted a Corrective Action Plan Completion Report from an independent professional third-party auditor verifying that the Corrective Action Plan has been fully implemented and that the Tanami Operations is in full compliance with the Cyanide Code. The auditor’s Corrective Action Plan Completion Report is available on Newmont Corporation’s Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website and the Corrective Action Plan has 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 www.cyanidecode.org. We invite you to read our 2022 Annual Report, which can be viewed here.
Tuesday, October 3, 2023