The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Transportes Verasay Ltda., a cyanide transporter based in Chile, has been recertified in full compliance under the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code). This is Transportes Verasay’s fourth certification in full compliance under the Cyanide Code.
Transportes Verasay was initially certified in full compliance under the Cyanide Code in September 2010 and was recertified in January 2014 and in June 2017. The operation was again audited against ICMI’s Transportation Verification Protocol, and ICMI has received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report from an independent professional third-party auditor which found that Transportes Verasay had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Transport Principles and Standards of Practice since its previous certification audit. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Transportes Verasay’s Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website. The operation 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.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022