The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Yamana Gold’s El Peñon Mine in Chile has been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).
The El Peñon Mine was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in May 2012 and recertified in March 2016. As required under the Cyanide Code, the mine was again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found that the El Peñon Mine had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Standards of Practice throughout the previous three years. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Yamana Gold’s Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website: https://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/yamana-gold. The operation must be re-audited every three years to evaluate continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.
The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the primary production of gold and/or silver 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. We invite you to read our 2018 Annual Report, which can viewed here.
Friday, December 6, 2019