Nowata Burkina Faso Becomes a Production Signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that it has accepted the application of Nowata Burkina Faso SARL to become a signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code). The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold using cyanide and companies that manufacture and transport this cyanide. Nowata Burkina Faso operates a cyanide warehouse and cyanide waste incineration facility in Burkina Faso.

As a production signatory, Nowata Burkina Faso commits to follow the Cyanide Code's Principles and implement its Production Practices, and to have verification audits of its operation conducted by independent third-party auditors within three years of its initial application, and every three years thereafter. Nowata Burkina Faso’s operation will be certified if found in compliance with the Cyanide Code, and may be de-certified if ICMI determines that it no longer comply with the Cyanide Code.

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. We invite you to read our 2018 Annual Report, which can viewed here.

Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2019