Publication of Cyanide Code Program Documents in Portuguese

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today the publication on its website of Cyanide Code program documents in Portuguese.  The Cyanide Code is supported by a suite of documents that provide guidance and instructions to participating operations in preparing for certification and to auditors in assessing compliance. These documents also provide information, instruction, and details on administrative requirements for participating companies and auditors.  While the official language of the program is English, and all documents submitted to ICMI must be written in English, ICMI has for several years also offered Spanish, French, and Chinese translations of Cyanide Code program documents.  The Cyanide Code’s program documents were last updated in June 2021. Translated versions of the updated Cyanide Code program documents are accessible on the Languages page of the Cyanide Code website.  It should be noted that ICMI provides these documents as a resource but assumes no responsibility for any errors arising from their translation. In all instances, the English language version of the Cyanide Code program documents prevails.

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.  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.

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 We invite you to read our 2021 Annual Report.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022