Vehrad Transport and Haulage Company’s Transport Operation and Repackaging Facility #2 Recertified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Vehrad Transport and Haulage Company Ltd.’s (Vehrad) transport operation and Vehrad’s Repackaging Facility #2 in Ghana have been recertified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

Vehrad’s transport operation initially was certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in July 2008, and was recertified in May 2011 and in January 2015. Vehrad’s Repackaging Facility #2 initially was certified in December 2014. As required under the Cyanide Code, these operations were again audited against ICMI's Verification Protocol within three-years of their previous certifications by independent professional third-party auditors. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Reports which found that Vehrad’s transport operation and Vehrad’s Repackaging Facility #2 had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code's Principles and Standards Practices throughout the previous three years. The Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Forms are available on Vehrad’s Transport Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/vehrad-transport-haulage-limited and on Vehrad’s Production Signatory Companies Page on the ICMI web site: http://cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/vehrad-transport-haulage-company. 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 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, January 8, 2018