ICMI Terminates Transport Terressment Minier’s Participation in Cyanide Code Program

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Transport Terressment Minier (TTM) has been removed from the list of signatories to the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code) for failure to demonstrate continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code. TTM, a cyanide transporter operating in the Republic of Guinea, was first certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code on August 18, 2009. Pursuant to Cyanide Code requirements, TTM was required to demonstrate its continued compliance by having another certification audit, performed by a qualified independent auditor, by August 17, 2012. This audit was not conducted.

The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program of best practice for companies involved in the production of gold using cyanide and companies producing and transporting this cyanide. The full list of current Cyanide Code signatories is available at http://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-companies/directory-of-signatory-companies.

ICMI is a non-profit organization established to administer the Cyanide Code, promote its adoption, evaluate its implementation, and manage the certification process. The full text of the Code and its implementing and administrative documents, are available at www.cyanidecode.org.

Monday, December 3, 2012