The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Vehrad Transport & Haulage Company Limited (Vehrad), a cyanide transporter operating in Ghana, has been re-certified as fully compliant with the International Cyanide Management Code (Code).
Vehrad was initially certified in full compliance with the Code in July 2008. As required under the Code, the operation was again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within three-years of that certification by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found that the Vehrad maintained full compliance with the Code’s Principles and Transport Practice throughout the previous three years. The new Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on the Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory_transporter_vehrad.php. The operation must be re-audited every three years hereafter to evaluate continuing compliance with the Code.
The 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 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 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 Code and its implementing and administrative documents, are available at www.cyanidecode.org.
Monday, May 23, 2011