To-Pet A.S. Certified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that it has accepted the application of To-Pet Petrol Ürünleri Dağ. ve Paz. San. Tic. A.Ş. (To-Pet), a cyanide transporter in Turkey, to become a signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code), and that To-Pet has been certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code.

To-Pet was previously signatory to the Cyanide Code from January 2017 through July 2018, but was not certified during that period. ICMI has received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report prepared by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated To-Pet against ICMI’s Transportation Verification Protocol and found it in full compliance with the Cyanide Code's Principles and Transport Practices. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on To-Pet’s Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code web site, which can be accessed here. The operation must be re-audited every three years hereafter 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: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019