Orica Australia Pty Ltd’s Yarwun Sodium Cyanide Production Plant Recertified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Orica Australia Pty Ltd’s sodium cyanide production plant in Yarwun, Australia has been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

The Yarwun sodium cyanide production plant was initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in November 2006, and was recertified in March 2010. As required under the Cyanide Code, the plant was again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within three years of its last certification by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found that the facility had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Production Practice throughout the previous three years. The new Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on the ICMI web site on Orica’s Signatory Company Page: http://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/orica-australia. The operation must be re-audited every three years to evaluate its continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.

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.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013