Kumtor manages cyanide in accordance with the International Cyanide Management Code for the Manufacture, Transport and Use of Cyanide in the Production of Gold (the Cyanide Code), to which Centerra Gold Inc. is a signatory.
The Cyanide Code is recognized as international best practice and helps protect human health and reduce the potential for environmental impacts. Companies that become signatories to the Cyanide Code must have their operations audited by an independent third party every 3 years to demonstrate compliance.
Kumtor integrates the Cyanide Code principles and standards of practice into its Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems.
By the end of 2014, the Cyanide Code had approximately 172 signatories (members). This includes Centerra Gold among the 41 signatory gold mining companies.