Tanker Services Achieves Fifth Certification Under the International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Tanker Services, a cyanide transporter based in South Africa, has been recertified in full compliance under the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code). This is the fifth certification for Tanker Services in full compliance under the Cyanide Code.

Tanker Services was initially certified in full compliance under the Cyanide Code in December 2011, and was recertified in July 2015, in November 2018, and in April 2022. The operation was again audited against ICMI’s Transportation Verification Protocol within three years of its certification by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report and Summary Audit report which found that Tanker Services had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Transport Principles and Standards of Practice since its April 2022 certification. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Tanker Services’ Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website. The operation must be re-audited every three years to evaluate continuing compliance with the 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 manufacturing, warehousing, and transporting cyanide.  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.

Date:
Wednesday, May 22, 2024