The International Cyanide Management Institute Extends Guyana Goldfields’ Aurora Mine Audit Deadline

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 Guyana Goldfields’ Aurora Mine, which is located in Guyana.  Following contstruction of the mine, the company determined that additional work was needed to bring the operation into compliance with the Cyanide Code.  The new audit deadline is December 31, 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

Wednesday, May 11, 2016