Yacimiento Minero Cerro Moro Becomes a Signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that it has accepted the application of Yacimiento Minero Cerro Moro, located in Argentina, to become a mining Signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code). Yacimiento Minero Cerro Moro, a subsidiary of Pan American Silver, operates the Cerro Moro mine. The Cyanide Code is a risk-based assurance 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. It 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.

By becoming a Cyanide Code signatory, Yacimiento Minero Cerro Moro commits to follow the Cyanide Code’s Principles and implement its Standards of Practice, and to have certification audits of the operation it has designated for certification conducted by independent third-party auditors within three years of its initial application, and every three years thereafter. Operations will be certified if found in compliance with the Code, and may be de-certified if it is determined that they no longer comply with the Cyanide Code.

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. 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.

Friday, May 31, 2024