Hebei Chengxin Transport Company, Transportes Meridian, and Arizona Logistica Recertified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that the cyanide transporters Hebei Chengxin Transport Company Ltd., Transportes Meridian SAC, and Arizona Logistica Ltda., have been certified in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

Hebei Chengxin Transport Company, based in China, initially was certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in October 2013, and was recertified in January 2017. As required under the Cyanide Code, the 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 accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report which found that Hebei Chengxin Transport Company had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code's Principles and Transport Practices during the previous three years.

Transportes Meridian, based in Peru, initially was certified in full compliance with the Cyanide Code in December 2016, and 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 accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report which found that Transportes Meridian had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code's Principles and Transport Practices during the previous three years.

Arizona Logistica, based in Brazil, has been audited against ICMI’s Transportation Verification Protocol by an independent professional third-party auditor.  ICMI has accepted the auditor’s Detailed Audit Findings Report which found Arizona Logistica in full compliance with the Cyanide Code's Principles and Transport Practices.

The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form for each of these operations are available on the Cyanide Code web site at https://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company-categories/hebei-chengxin-transport-co-ltd-pr-china for Hebei Chengxin Transport, at https://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company-categories/transportes-meridian-sac-peru for Transportes Meridian, and at https://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company-categories/arizona-logistica-ltda-brazil for Arizona Logistica. 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.

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: 
Friday, January 10, 2020