The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that The Chemours Company’s (Chemours; formerly E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company) sodium cyanide production facilities in the United States have been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
Chemour’s Memphis, Tennessee production plant, and packaging facilities in Woodstock, Tennessee and Carlin, Nevada were initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in June 2006, and were recertified in December 2009 and in April 2013. As required under the Cyanide Code, these facilities were again audited against ICMI’s 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. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Chemours’ Signatory Companies Page: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/ei-duPont-de-nemours. The facilities 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 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, September 16, 2016