Sasol Polymers’ Sodium Cyanide Production Plants Recertified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Sasol Polymers’ sodium cyanide Production Plants 1 and 2 in the Free State of South Africa have been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

Sasol’s Sodium Cyanide Production Plants were initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in March 2007, and were recertified in March 2010. As required under the Cyanide Code, the plants were again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within three years of their last certification by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found that they had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Production Practice throughout the previous three years. The new Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form is available on the ICMI web site on Sasol’s Signatory Company Page: The operations must be re-audited every three years to evaluate their continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.

The Cyanide 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 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

Tuesday, May 7, 2013