The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that both Sasol Polymers’ Cyanide Production Plant and Sasol Infrachem’s Sascon Transport Operations in Sasolburg, South Africa have been certified as compliant with the International Cyanide Management Code (Code).
ICMI has received and accepted Detailed Audit Findings Reports prepared by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated both these operations against the ICMI’s Verification Protocols and found them in compliance with the Code’s Principles and Standards of Practice. Sasol’s Production Plant was found in substantial compliance, and will be fully certified once it has implemented its Corrective Action Plan and achieved full compliance with the Code. The Sascon Transport operation was found in full compliance and has been fully certified. These operations will be re-audited every three years thereafter to evaluate their continuing compliance with the Code.
Summary Audit Reports, Auditor Credential Forms demonstrating the professional qualifications of the auditors, and the Corrective Action Plan for Sasol’s Production Plant are available on the Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site, www.cyanidecode.org.
The Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold using cyanide and companies producing and transporting this cyanide. It was developed under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme by a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee. The Code is intended to complement an operation’s existing obligation to comply with the applicable laws and regulations of the political jurisdictions in which the operation is located.
ICMI has been established to administer the Code, promote its adoption, evaluate its implementation, and manage the certification process. A detailed list of the operations covered by signatory companies’ applications, along with the full text of the Code and its implementing and administrative documents, are available at www.cyanidecode.org.
Thursday, March 8, 2007