Orica Colombia Supply Chain Certified as Part of Orica’s Latin America Supply Chain

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that the Australian cyanide producer Orica has added its transportation activities in Colombia to its Cyanide Code certified Latin America Supply Chain.

Orica is a signatory to the Cyanide Code as both a cyanide producer and separately as a consigner/transporter.  As a consigner/transporter, Orica organizes and manages supply chains comprised of companies it has contracted to transport cyanide. The Orica Latin America Supply Chain was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in April 2011 and certified again in September 2014 and in January 2018.

Orica’s cyanide transportation activities in Colombia were audited against ICMI's Pre-Operational Transportation Verification Protocol by an independent professional third-party auditor, as required under the Cyanide Code. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report which found the Colombia Supply Chain in full compliance with the Cyanide Code's Principles and Transportation Practices. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Orica’s Transport Signatory Page on the ICMI web site: https://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/orica-australia-ltd. The Colombia Supply Chain has been conditionally certified and must be audited within six months of its first transport of cyanide to evaluate its operational compliance with the Cyanide Code. The addition of the Colombia Supply Chain does not affect the duration of the existing certification of Orica’s Latin America Supply Chain.

The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold 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: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019