The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Australian Gold Reagents’ (AGR) West African Supply Chain – Ghana, Burkina Faso & Mali (Ghana Supply Chain) and its West African Supply Chain – Namibia (Namibia Supply Chain) have been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
AGR is a signatory to the Cyanide Code as both a cyanide producer and separately as a consignor/transporter. As a consignor/transporter, AGR organizes and manages supply chains comprised of companies it has contracted to transport cyanide. AGR’s Ghana and Namibia Supply Chains were initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in August 2010. As required under the Cyanide Code, these operations were again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within three years of their last certifications by independent professional third-party auditors. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Reports which found that both the Ghana and Namibia Supply Chains maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Transport Practices throughout the previous three years. The new Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Forms are available on AGR’s Transportation Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site: http://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/australian-gold-reagents-ltd. The operations must be re-audited every three years hereafter to evaluate continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.
The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold 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, January 6, 2014