The International Cyanide Management Institute Extends Audit Deadline for Xinjiang Unisplendour Yongli Fine Chemical Company

The Board of Directors of the International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) has approved a requested extension of the deadline for the initial Cyanide Code certification audit of Xinjiang Unisplendour Yongli Fine Chemical Company’s (Yongli) cyanide production facility, which is located in the People’s Republic of China.  Yongli’s audit was delayed due to difficulties in securing final operating permits from government authorities. The new audit deadline is November 16, 2016.

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

Thursday, May 12, 2016