The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Sasol Polymers’ Sasolburg Operations Sodium Cyanide Production Plants 1 and 2 in South Africa have been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
Sasol’s cyanide production plants were initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in March 2007, and were recertified in March 2010, May 2013, and in March 2016. As required under the Cyanide Code, the operation was again audited against ICMI’s Cyanide Production Verification Protocol within three years of its previous certification by independent professional third-party auditors. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found that the facility had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Standards of Practices throughout the previous three years. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on the Sasol’s Signatory Page: https://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/sasol-polymers. The operation must be re-audited every three years to evaluate its continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.
The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold and/or silver 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 Cyanide 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 Cyanide 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 Cyanide Code and its implementing and administrative documents, are available at www.cyanidecode.org.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019