Lihir Gold Limited’s Papua New Guinea Supply Chain Fully Certified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Lihir Gold Limited’s Papua New Guinea Supply Chain has been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

Lihir Gold Limited, a gold mine in Papua New Guinea owned by Cyanide Code signatory Newcrest Mining Limited, is signatory to the Cyanide Code as a consignor/transporter that operates a supply chain from South Korea to the Lihir Gold Mine in Papua New Guinea. Lihir Gold’s Papua New Guinea Supply Chain was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in August 2013. As required under the Cyanide Code, Lihir Gold’s Papua New Guinea Supply Chain was again audited against ICMI's Transportation Verification Protocol within three years of its previous certification by an independent professional third-party auditor and was found in substantial compliance with the Cyanide Code in April 2017. The Corrective Action Plan for Lihir Gold’s Papua New Guinea Supply Chain was posted on the Cyanide Code web site. ICMI has received and accepted a report from an independent professional third-party auditor verifying that the Corrective Action Plan has been fully implemented and that the Lihir Supply Chain is in full compliance with the Cyanide Code. The auditor’s Corrective Action Plan Completion Report is available on Lihir Gold’s Transportation Signatory Company Page on the Cyanide Code web site: https://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/lihir-gold-limited, and the Corrective Action Plan has been removed.

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: 
Monday, March 5, 2018