Harmony Gold Mining Company’s Noligwa Gold Plant Certified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd.’s Noligwa Gold Plant in South Africa has been certified in substantial compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

The Noligwa Gold Plant was initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in July 2007 and recertified in January 2011, July 2014, and in January 2018. As required under the Cyanide Code, the Noligwa Gold Plant was again audited against ICMI's Verification Protocol by independent professional third-party auditors within three years of its previous certification. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Detailed Audit Findings Report, which found the Noligwa Gold Plant in substantial compliance with the Cyanide Code's Principles and Standards of Practices. The operation can be fully certified once it has implemented its Corrective Action Plan and achieved full compliance with the Cyanide Code.

The Summary Audit Report, Corrective Action Plan, and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Harmony Gold Mining Company’s Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website: https://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/harmony-gold-mining-company. The operation must be re-audited every three years to evaluate continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.

The Cyanide Code is amongst the most established certification programs in the mining sector.  This voluntary industry program is focused on the safe management of cyanide by companies producing gold and/or silver and by companies producing and transporting 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 promote and help ensure the safe and environmentally responsible management of cyanide used within the gold and silver mining industries. Operations are assessed for compliance triennially by qualified, independent auditors. 

ICMI has been established to administer the Cyanide Code, promote its adoption, evaluate its implementation, and manage the certification process for operations using, producing and transporting cyanide. 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 2019 Annual Report, which can be viewed here.

Date: 
Monday, August 24, 2020