CITSSA Logistics and CITSSA Investments Certified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that the transporters CITTSA Logistics SAC and CITSSA Investments SAC, both based in Peru, have been certified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

CITSSA Logistics initially was certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in February 2011 and recertified in October 2014. As required under the Cyanide Code, the operation was again audited against ICMI's Transportation Verification Protocol within three-years of its previous certification by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report which found that CITSSA Logistics had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code's Principles and Transport Practices throughout the previous three years.

CITSSA Investments underwent its initial certification audit by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated CITSSA Investments against ICMI’s Transportation Verification Protocol and found it in full compliance with the Cyanide Code's Principles and Transport Practices. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor's Detailed Audit Findings Report which found CITSSA Investments in full compliance with the Cyanide Code's Principles and Transport Practices.

The Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Forms are available on the ICMI web site at https://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company-categories/citssa-logistics-sac-peru for CITSSA Logistics, and at https://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company-categories/citssa-investments-sac-peru for CITSSA Investments. The operations 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 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.

Date: 
Wednesday, August 8, 2018