Orica’s Box to Sparge Tank Transfer Facility Certified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Orica’s Box to Sparge Tank Transfer Facility in Peru has been certified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

Orica’s Box to Sparge Tank Transfer Facility was audited prior to beginning operations using ICMI’s Cyanide Production Pre-operational Verification Protocol and was conditionally certified in March 2020. As required under the Cyanide Code, the facility was audited against ICMI's Production Verification Protocol by an independent professional third-party auditor within six months of beginning operations. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found the facility in full compliance with the Cyanide Code's Production Principles and Standards of Practice.

The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Orica’s Signatory Page: https://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 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 2019 Annual Report, which can be viewed here.