Orica Australia Pty Ltd’s PNG Supply Chain Certified Under International Cyanide Management Code

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Orica Australia Pty Ltd’s (Orica) PNG Supply Chain in Papua New Guinea has been certified in substantial compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code).

Orica is a signatory to the Cyanide Code as both a cyanide producer and separately as a consigner/transporter. As a consigner/transporter, Orica organizes and manages supply chains comprised of companies it has contracted to transport cyanide. Orica’s PNG Supply Chain was initially certified in compliance with the Cyanide Code in June 2011, and recertified in July 2013 and in October 2016. As required under the Cyanide Code, the supply chain was again audited against ICMI’s Transportation Verification Protocol within three-years of its previous certification. ICMI has received and accepted a Detailed Audit Findings Report prepared by an independent professional third-party auditor who evaluated the PNG Supply Chain against ICMI's Transport Verification Protocol and found it in substantial compliance with the Cyanide Code's Principles and Transport 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 Orica’s Transport Signatory Page on the ICMI web site: https://www.cyanidecode.org/signatory-company/orica-australia-ltd. The operation 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: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2020