The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Samsung C&T Corporation’s Africa Supply Chain and Turkey Supply Chain have been certified 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.
Samsung C&T’s Africa Supply Chain was first certified in July 2011 and recertified in November 2014 and in January 2018. The Turkey Supply Chain was previously certified in January 2018. ICMI has received and accepted Detailed Audit Findings Reports prepared by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated the Samsung C&T Africa Supply Chain and Turkey Supply Chain against ICMI’s Transportation Verification Protocol and found both supply chains in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Transport Practices. The Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Forms are available on Samsung C&T’s Signatory Company Page on the Cyanide Code web site: https://cyanidecode.org/sig-directory-type/samsung-ct-corporation-republic-of-korea/. The supply chains must be 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 2019 Annual Report, which can be viewed here.