The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that UNID Global Corporation’s West Africa Supply Chain, East Africa Supply Chain, and Southeast Asia Supply Chain have been certified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
UNID Global Corporation’s West Africa Supply Chain and East Africa Supply Chain were first certified in February 2019. This is the initial certification for UNID Global Corporation’s Southeast Asia Supply Chain. ICMI has received and accepted Detailed Audit Findings Reports prepared by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated each of the three supply chains against ICMI’s Transportation Verification Protocol and found them in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Transport Principles and Standards of Practice. The Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Forms for the supply chains are available on UNID Global Corporation’s Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code web site. The supply chains must be re-audited every three years to evaluate continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.
The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program focused on the safe and environmentally responsible management of cyanide by companies producing gold and/or silver and by companies manufacturing, warehousing, and transporting cyanide. The Cyanide Code was developed under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme by a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee and is amongst the most established certification programs in the mining sector. 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 for operations using, producing, and transporting cyanide. 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. We invite you to read our 2021 Annual Report, which can be viewed here.
Tuesday, July 5, 2022