Movis Côte d’Ivoire Becomes a Signatory to International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that it has accepted the application of Movis Côte d’Ivoire to become a signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code for the Manufacture, Transport and Use of Cyanide in the Production of Gold (Cyanide Code). The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold and silver using cyanide and companies manufacturing and transporting this cyanide.

Movis Côte d’Ivoire has acquired the certified transporter Trident Logistics SA. Trident Logistics was initially certified in full compliance to the Cyanide Code in July 2016.  By becoming a signatory, Movis Côte d’Ivoire commits to follow the Cyanide Code's Principles and implement its Standards of Practice, and to have verification audits of the operation conducted by independent third-party auditors.

The Cyanide Code 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 jurisdiction 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: 
Friday, May 17, 2019