SORED-MINES S.A. Removed as a Signatory to the Cyanide Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that SORED-MINES S.A. has been removed as a signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code) for nonpayment of the required annual fee and the company’s participation in the program has ended. To remain in good standing, signatories to the Cyanide Code are required to pay annual fees to support ICMI’s activities administering the Cyanide Code; the 2021 fees were due at the end of April 2021.

SORED-MINES S.A. became a signatory to the Cyanide Code on November 17, 2016, and operates the Niamia Mine in Senegal.

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 We invite you to read our 2020 Annual Report, which can be viewed here.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021