Goldcorp’s El Sauzal mine in Mexico has become the first gold mining operation in Mexico to be fully certified under the International Cyanide Management Code for the Manufacture, Transport and Use of Cyanide in the Production of Gold (the Cyanide Code). El Sauzal was 2007’s largest gold producer in Mexico, at over 300,000 oz. Early in 2007, Goldcorp announced that its Marigold mine in Nevada (66.7% Goldcorp, 33.3% Barrick) had become the first gold mine in the world to be fully certified under the Cyanide Code.
The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold using cyanide. It was developed under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme with the goal of safeguarding human health and the environment by promoting responsible management of cyanide used in gold mining.
“El Sauzal’s certification is the latest example of Goldcorp’s ongoing commitment to operating to the highest possible standards, to being responsible stewards of the environment and to partnering with the communities in which we work,” said Kevin McArthur, Goldcorp President & CEO.
Goldcorp claims to be the “lowest-cost and fastest growing multi-million ounce gold producer with operations throughout the Americas. Its gold production remains 100% unhedged.”