SSR Mining Inc. Becomes a Signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that it accepted the application of the mining company SSR Mining Inc. to become a Signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code). SSR Mining is a multinational mining and metals processing group with a diverse portfolio of assets across three continents.

SSR operates three cyanide facilities at gold mines in Canada, Turkey, and the United States. One of those mines, the Marigold Mine in Valmy, Nevada, USA, was the first operating mining operation to be Cyanide Code certified (2007); SSR Mining acquired the mine in 2014. SSR Mining has now committed to seek certification for its Seabee Mine in Saskatchewan, Canada, and the Çöpler Mine in Turkey. With the acceptance of SSR Mining’s application, the Marigold Mine ceases to be a separate signatory to the Cyanide Code and is listed on the Cyanide Code website under SSR Mining.

The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold and silver using cyanide and companies manufacturing and transporting this cyanide. By becoming a Cyanide Code Signatory, SSR Mining commits to follow the Cyanide Code’s Principles and implement its Standards of Practice, and to have certification audits of the operations it has designated for certification conducted by independent third-party auditors within three years of its initial application, and every three years thereafter. Operations will be certified if found in compliance with the Code, and may be de-certified if is determined that they no longer comply with the Cyanide Code.

The Cyanide Code 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 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. 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, January 9, 2024