Signatory Terminations for Non-payment of Annual Fees

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) has removed six companies from its list of signatories to the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code) for non-payment of the 2024 signatory fees; these include five transport companies and one company in the producer category.

The transport signatories were, Krok-Trans (Russia); Lagsom Quimica (Mexico); Motorworld (South Africa); MUR WY (Peru); Texas Bunkering Supply & Services (Honduras); and the producer was SOPAM (Burkina Faso). Lagsom Quimica was last certified in November 2016; MUR WY was certified three times with its last certification in May 2021; and Texas Bunkering Supply & Services was certified three times with its last certification in October 2021. SOPAM became a signatory in December 2022, but never achieved certification.

The above noted changes to the signatory list were effective on March 18.

The Cyanide Code is a risk-based assurance 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. It 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.

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

Tuesday, March 19, 2024