Anhui Anqing Shuguang Chemical Company Ltd.’s Production and Transport Operations in China Recertified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Anhui Anqing Shuguang Chemical Company Ltd.’s cyanide production operation and transport operation in China have been certified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

Anhui Anqing Shuguang’s production plant was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in March 2010 and recertified in September 2013 and in January 2017. As required under the Cyanide Code, the production facility was again audited against ICMI's Cyanide Production Verification Protocol within three years of its previous certification by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found that the facility had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code's Principles and Production Practices throughout the previous three years.

ICMI has also received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report prepared by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated Anhui Anqing Shuguang’s transportation operation, Anqing Shuguang Supply, Sales and Transportation Company Ltd., against ICMI’s Cyanide Transport Verification Protocol and found it in full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Transport Practices.

Anqing Shuguang Supply, Sales and Transportation Company was initially certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in May 2013 and recertified in October 2016. As required under the Cyanide Code, the transport operation was again audited against ICMI’s Transportation Verification Protocol within three-years of its previous certification by an independent professional third-party auditor. ICMI has received and accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report which found that Anqing Shuguang Supply, Sales and Transportation Company had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code's Principles and Transport Practices throughout the previous three years.

The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Anhui Anqing Shuguang’s Producer Signatory Page: https://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/anhui-anqing-shuguang-chemical and Transporter Signatory Page: https://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/anqing-shuguang-supply. 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: 
Monday, March 23, 2020