The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Orica Australia Pty Ltd.’s Latin America Supply Chain has been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code). The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program focused on the safe and environmentally responsible management of cyanide by companies producing gold and/or silver and by companies manufacturing, warehousing, and transporting cyanide.
Orica is a signatory to the Cyanide Code as both a cyanide producer and separately as a consignor/transporter. As a consignor/transporter, Orica organizes and manages supply chains comprised of companies it has contracted to transport cyanide. The Orica Latin America Supply Chain was initially certified in April 2011 and recertified in September 2014 and in January 2018.
ICMI has received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report prepared by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated Orica’s Latin America Supply Chain against ICMI’s Transportation Verification Protocol and found the supply chain in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Transport Principles and Practices. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Orica’s Signatory Page on the ICMI web site: https://cyanidecode.org/sig-directory-type/orica-australia-pty-ltd-australia-cyanide-transporters/. The supply chain must be re-audited every three years to evaluate continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.
The Cyanide Code was developed under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme by a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee and is amongst the most established certification programs in the mining sector. The Cyanide Code is intended to complement an operation’s existing obligation to comply with the applicable laws and regulations of the political jurisdiction 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 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 2020 Annual Report, which can be viewed here.
Friday, August 13, 2021