The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that The Chemours Company’s (Chemours) cyanide production operations in the United States and Canada and Chemours’ Canada Supply Chain have been certified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
Chemours’ production plant in Tennessee and packaging facilities in Tennessee and Nevada in the United States were initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in June 2006, and were recertified in December 2009, in April 2013, and in September 2016. As required under the Cyanide Code, these facilities were again audited against ICMI’s Cyanide Production Verification Protocol within three years of their previous certification by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found that the facilities had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Production Practices throughout the previous three years.
ICMI has also received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report prepared by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated Chemours’ cyanide transloading operation in Malartic, Quebec, Canada against ICMI’s Cyanide Production Verification Protocol and found it in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Production Practices.
Chemours is a signatory to the Cyanide Code as both a cyanide producer and separately as a consigner/transporter. As a consigner/transporter, Chemours organizes and manages supply chains comprised of companies it has contracted to transport cyanide. Chemours’ Canada Supply Chain was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in January 2013 and recertified in August 2016. As required under the Cyanide Code, the supply chain was again audited against ICMI’s Transportation Verification Protocol within three-years of its previous certification by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report which found that Chemours’ Canada Supply Chain had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Transport Practices throughout the previous three years.
The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Chemours’ Cyanide Producer Signatory Page: https://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/ei-duPont-de-nemours and on Chemours’ Cyanide Transporter Signatory Page: https://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/ei-duPont-de-Nemours–company-us. The operations must be re-audited every three years to evaluate continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.
The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold and/or silver 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. We invite you to read our 2018 Annual Report, which can viewed here.