Altynalmas joins Cyanide Code

Kazakh gold producer JSC AK Altynalmas has joined the International Cyanide Management Code.
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Cyanidation is the predominant process to extract gold from ore

A company spokesperson told Kazakh news agency Trend that the move is in line with the company taking measures to reduce potential environmental impacts of its gold mining actvities in the country.

"Joining the International Cyanide Management Code is a voluntary initiative of the company to improve health safety standards for our employees, local communities and reduce potential environmental impacts," the official said.

In order to obtain a certificate of compliance with the code, the company will need to pass an audit within the next three years.

Representatives of the programme will also examine the company's procedures and documentation related to the transportation, storage and use of cyanide in gold production.

The Cyanide Code, established in 2002, is a voluntary industry program designed to assist the global gold and silver mining industry and the producers and transporters of cyanide used in gold and silver mining in improving cyanide management practices.