Seven Transport Companies Removed as Signatories to Cyanide Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that seven transport companies have been removed as signatories to the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code) for nonpayment of the required annual fees, and the companies’ participation in the program has ended. To remain in good standing, signatories are required to pay annual fees to support ICMI’s activities administering the Cyanide Code; the 2015 fees were due at the end of February 2015.

Effective today, the following companies have been terminated from participation in the Cyanide Code program: A van der Walt Transport Ltd. (Namibia), Brenntag Panamá (Panama), Chemical Corporation S.A. (Panama), DBV (Mauritania), Koba Metaplast Limited (Ghana), Malibase Company Limited (Ghana), and Transportes Zetramsa S.A.C. (Peru).  Only Transportes Zetramsa S.A.C. had their transport operations certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code.

The Cyanide Code has added a total of 12 new signatories since the start of 2015. The Cyanide Code now has 167 signatories, which includes 41 mining companies, 22 cyanide manufacturers, and 104 transporters.

The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program of best practice for companies involved in the production of gold using cyanide and companies producing and transporting this cyanide. The full list of current Cyanide Code signatories is available at

ICMI is a non-profit organization established to administer the Cyanide Code, promote its adoption, evaluate its implementation, and manage the certification process. The full text of the Code and its implementing and administrative documents, are available at

Thursday, July 2, 2015