Sasol South Africa (Pty) Limited’s Cyanide Production Plants 1 and 2 Achieve Sixth Certification Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Sasol South Africa (Pty) Limited’s Sasolburg Operations Cyanide Production Plants 1 and 2 have been recertified in full compliance under the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).  This is the sixth certification of Sasol’s Cyanide Production Plants 1 and 2.

The Sasolburg Operations’ Cyanide Production Plants 1 and 2 were initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in March 2007, and were recertified in March 2010, May 2013, March 2016, and in January 2019.  As required under the Cyanide Code, the cyanide production plants were again audited against ICMI’s Production Verification Protocol by an independent professional third-party auditor within three years of their previous certification. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found that Production Plants 1 and 2 had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Production Practices throughout the previous three years. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Sasol’s Signatory Company Page on the Cyanide Code website. The operation must be re-audited every three years to evaluate continuing 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

Monday, March 7, 2022