The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that SOGECO (Societe Generale de Consignation et d’Entreprises Maritimes) and Mauritanie Logistique S.A.S. (Maurilog), both cyanide transporters in Mauritania, have been certified in compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
ICMI has received and accepted Detailed Audit Findings Reports prepared by independent professional third-party auditors who evaluated SOGECO against ICMI’s Verification Protocol and Maurilog against ICMI’s Pre-operational Verification Protocol and found both operations in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Transport Practices. The Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Forms are available on the companies’ respective Signatory Companies Pages of the ICMI web site: http://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company-categories/sogeco-mauritania and http://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company-categories/mauritanie-logistique-sas-mauritania.
SOGECO has been fully certified and must be re-audited every three years hereafter to evaluate continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code. Maurilog has been conditionally certified and must be audited within six months of its first transport of cyanide to evaluate its operational compliance with the Cyanide Code, and must be re-audited every three years thereafter to evaluate its 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 www.cyanidecode.org.
Friday, January 8, 2016