Transport Terrassement Minier Re-Admitted as Signatory to and Certified in Compliance with International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that it has accepted the application of Transport Terrassement Minier (TTM) to be re-admitted as a signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code for the Manufacture, Transport and Use of Cyanide in the Production of Gold (Cyanide Code), and its transport operation in Guinea has been certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code.

As a signatory, TTM commits to follow the Cyanide Code’s Principles and implement its Transport Practices, and to have verification audits of its operation conducted by independent third-party auditors within three years of its initial application, and every three years thereafter. Operations will be certified if found in compliance with the Cyanide Code, and may be de-certified if ICMI determines that they no longer comply with the Cyanide Code.

TTM had become a signatory to the Cyanide Code in June 2008, and its transport operation was certified in full compliance in August 2009.  However, TTM was terminated from the program in December 2012 for failure to have its operation audited within three years of its initial certification.  ICMI required TTM to have its operation audited and found in full compliance as a condition of its re-admission to the Cyanide Code program.

ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report which found that TTM has maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Transport Practices since its initial audit. A summary of the audit report is available on TTM’s Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site: The operation must be re-audited every three years hereafter to evaluate continuing compliance 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

Friday, August 9, 2013