The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that UPL Limited, a cyanide producer based in Gujarat, India, has been certified in full compliance under the International Cyanide Management Code (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.
ICMI has received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report and a Summary Audit Report prepared by a independent professional third-party auditors who evaluated UPL’s cyanide production facility against ICMI’s Cyanide Production Verification Protocol and found it in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Production Principles and Standards of Practice. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on UPL Limited’s Signatory Company 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 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.
Tuesday, May 2, 2023