The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that it has accepted the application of Société d’Exploitation des Mines d’Or de Sadiola S.A. (SEMOS-SA), located in Mali, to become a signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code (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 producing and transporting cyanide.
The SEMOS-SA mining company operates the Sadiola Gold Mine which is currently certified under the Cyanide Code, and achieved certification four times while operated by AngloGold Ashanti, a signatory to the Cyanide Code. In January 2021, Allied Gold Corporation acquired SEMOS-SA from a joint-venture when AngloGold Ashanti and IAMGOLD each held a 41% interest in SEMOS-SA with the remaining 18% interest held by the Republic of Mali.
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 www.cyanidecode.org. We invite you to read our 2019 Annual Report, which can be viewed here.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021