The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Newmont Mining Corporation’s Phoenix Complex and Carlin Operations, located in Nevada, USA, and Newmont’s Boddington Gold Mine, located in Australia, have been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
Newmont’s Phoenix Complex includes the company’s previously certified Phoenix and Lone Tree mines. Certification of the Phoenix Complex consolidates the Phoenix Mine and the Lone Tree Mine into a single certified operation. The Phoenix Mine was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in December 2008 and recertified in March 2012 and in June 2015. Newmont’s Lone Tree Mine was initially certified in February 2007 and recertified in May 2010, October 2013, and in February 2017.
Newmont’s Carlin Operations includes the company’s previously certified Carlin and Emigrant mines. Certification of the Carlin Operations consolidates the Carlin Mine and the Emigrant Mine into a single certified operation. The Carlin Mine was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in May 2009 and recertified in March 2013 and in December 2015. Newmont’s Emigrant Mine was initially certified in December 2015.
Newmont’s Boddington Mine was initially certified in February 2012 and recertified in June 2015.
As required under the Cyanide Code, Newmonts Phoenix Complex, Carlin Operations, and Boddington Mine were audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within three years of their previous certifications by independent, professional third-party auditors. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Reports, which found that the operations had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Standards of Practice throughout the previous three years. The Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Forms are available on Newmont’s Signatory Page: https://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company-categories/newmont-goldcorp-united-states. The three 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 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.
Monday, November 26, 2018