The International Cyanide Management Institute Announces Extension of Certification Audit Deadline for Barrick Gold Corporation’s Buzwagi Gold Mine

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) has approved a request from Barrick Gold Corporation (Barrick) to extend the deadline for the performance of a certification audit of the Buzwagi Gold Mine (Buzwagi) in Tanzania. That audit must now be completed by February 27, 2013.

Barrick designated Buzwagi for certification under the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code) on July 27, 2009, and under the requirements of the program, the mine must have a certification audit within three years of that date. Barrick requested that the deadline be extended for six months as it upgrades Buzwagi’s tailings treatment system. ICMI’s Board of Directors granted the company’s request.

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

Friday, May 11, 2012