Vehrad Transport and Haulage Cyanide Repackaging Plants #1 and #2 Recertified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Vehrad Transport and Haulage’s (Vehrad) Cyanide Repackaging Plants #1 and #2 in Ghana have been recertified in full compliance with 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.

Vehrads’s Repackaging Plant #1 was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in February 2013, the operation subsequently became inactive and its certification expired in February 2016.  Vehrad’s Repackaging Plant #2 was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in December 2014 and was recertified in January 2018. As required under the Cyanide Code, the operations were again audited against ICMI’s Production Verification Protocol by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report for each operation, which found Vehrad’s Repackaging Plants #1 and #2 in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Production Principles and Standards of Practice. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form for the audit of each operation are available on Vehrad’s Production Signatory Page of the Cyanide Code website (https://cyanidecode.org/sig-directory-type/vehrad-transport-and-haulage-company-ltd-ghana/). The operations 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, 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 2020 Annual Report, which can be viewed here.

Date:
Wednesday, September 15, 2021