AngloGold Ashanti’s Siguiri Gold Mine and Serra Grande Gold Plant Recertified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that AngloGold Ashanti’s Siguiri Gold Mine in Guinea and Serra Grande Gold Plant in Brazil have been recertified in compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

AngloGold Ashanti’s Siguiri Gold Mine was initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in March 2010 and was recertified in July 2013 and again in July 2016. The Serra Grande Gold Plant was initially certified in February 2009 and was recertified in November 2012 and again in May 2016. 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 the Siguiri Gold Mine and Serra Grande Gold Plant had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code's Principles and Standards of Practices throughout the previous three years. The Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Forms are available on AngloGold Ashanti’s Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code web site: https://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/anglogold-ashanti. 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.  We invite you to read our 2018 Annual Report, which can viewed here.

Date: 
Friday, September 6, 2019