The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that SAS Logistics Limited, a cyanide transporter based in Tanzania, has been pre-operationally certified in compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
ICMI has received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report prepared by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated SAS Logistics against ICMI’s Transportation Verification Protocol and found it in pre-operational compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Transport Principles and Standards of Practice. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on SAS Logistics’ Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website. SAS Logistics has been conditionally certified and must be audited within six months of its first transport of cyanide to evaluate its operational compliance with the 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. 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.
Thursday, June 16, 2022