Centerra is a signatory of the International Cyanide Management Code (the Cyanide Code or ICMI). The Cyanide Code focuses exclusively on the safe management of cyanide that is produced, transported, and used for the recovery of gold and silver. Certification under the Cyanide Code includes requirements related to financial assurance, accident prevention, emergency response, training, public reporting, stakeholder involvement and verification procedures.
In 2020, Öksüt completed a Cyanide Code gap assessment that included a review of activities and practices concerning the acquisition of cyanide; responsible transportation; handling and storage; usage; decommissioning planning; workers’ safety; emergency planning; and community engagement. An action plan has been developed to become fully compliant with the Cyanide Code.
In June 2020, Öksüt became a signatory to the Cyanide Code, beginning the certification process. As prescribed within the Cyanide Code, Öksüt will complete the verification and audit process within three years of the certification date.
To protect water quality, all operating sites strive toward compliance with national regulations and permits. We design our sites to manage and minimize the impact of mine-influenced water on the environment. Our operating sites have integrated water management plans in place to reduce impact to the environment.