Nine Transport Companies Removed as Signatories to Cyanide Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that nine transport companies have been removed as signatories to the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code) for nonpayment of the required annual fees, and the companies’ participation in the program has ended. To remain in good standing, signatories are required to pay annual fees to support ICMI’s activities administering the Cyanide Code; the 2016 fees were due at the end of February 2016.

Effective today, the following companies have been terminated from participation in the Cyanide Code program: Anhan Transport Construction Tourism Industry Commerce Ltd. Co. (Turkey); Changsha Hekang Chemical Co. Ltd (P.R. China); Damco International A/S (Denmark); Enlaces Logisticos Pitaxa S.A. de C.V. (Mexico); International Logistics Solutions (Burkina Faso); North Rock Ltd. (Ghana); Seyang Logistics Company, Ltd. (Republic of Korea); Transco S.A. (Guinea); and Transportes Zetramsa SAC (Peru). Only Seyang Logistics and Transportes Zetramsa had operations certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code.

The Cyanide Code has added a total of 5 new signatories since the start of 2016, and the program has a total of 173 signatories, which includes 43 mining companies, 22 cyanide manufacturers, and 108 transporters.

The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program of best practice for companies involved in the production of gold using cyanide and companies producing and transporting this cyanide. The full list of current Cyanide Code signatories is available at

ICMI is a non-profit organization established to administer the Cyanide Code, promote its adoption, evaluate its implementation, and manage the certification process. The full text of the Cyanide Code and its implementing and administrative documents, are available at

Tuesday, April 26, 2016