In 2007, our Marigold Mine in Nevada became the world’s first gold mine to be certified under the International Cyanide Management Code (the Cyanide Code), and the mine continues to maintain its certification. In 2020, our Çöpler Mine in Turkey began working toward Cyanide Code Certification. Progress in 2020, however, was however was slowed due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
The Cyanide Code is a voluntary initiative focused on the safe management of cyanide in gold and silver mining, and the production, transportation and use in the recovery of gold and silver.
The Code’s comprehensive requirements include financial assurance, accident prevention, emergency response, training, public reporting, stakeholder involvement and verification procedures.