Orica’s New Cyanide Transfer Facility in Ventanilla, Peru Certified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Orica Australia Pty Ltd.’s (Orica) new box to sparge tank cyanide transfer facility in Ventanilla, Peru has been pre-operationally certified in compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

Orica has developed a new box to sparge tank cyanide transfer facility in Ventanilla, Peru, where Orica already operates a transfer facility. ICMI has received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report prepared by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated Orica’s new Ventanilla transfer facility against ICMI's Production Pre-operational Verification Protocol and found it in compliance with the Cyanide Code's Principles and Production Practices.  The new Ventanilla facility has been conditionally certified and must be audited to evaluate its operational compliance with the Cyanide Code within six months of commencing cyanide transfer activities. The facility must be re-audited every three years thereafter to evaluate continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form are available on Orica’s Production Signatory Company Page: https://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/orica-australia

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: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020