The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that it has accepted the applications of three transport operations as signatories to the International Cyanide Management Code for the Manufacture, Transport and Use of Cyanide in the Production of Gold (Cyanide Code): Saudi Specialty Chemical Industries Co. Ltd. (SSCI), Société de Transport Ouest Africain, and Noor Arabia Trading. The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold using cyanide and companies manufacturing and transporting this cyanide. SSCI and Noor Arabia Trading are companies operating in Saudi Arabia, and Société de Transport Ouest Africain is located in Burkina Faso.
By becoming signatories, these companies have committed to follow the Cyanide Code’s Principles and implement its Transport Practices, and to have verification audits of each of their respective operations conducted by independent third-party auditors within three years of their initial applications, and every three years thereafter. Operations will be certified if found in compliance with the Cyanide Code, and may be de-certified if it is determined that they no longer comply with the Cyanide Code.
The Cyanide Code 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 jurisdiction 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.
Thursday, October 6, 2016