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Company Response

11 Jan 2015


[PDF] Vale’s Response

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…[Response to allegations in report: “Export Credit Agencies & Human Rights: Failure to Protect", by Halifax Initiative, Both Ends, CounterCurrent , Fórum Suape and Ríos Vivos]...1) Ação Civil Pública referente à duplicação da Estrada de Ferro Carajás...Vale’s response…the environmental license process concerning the duplication of EFC Railroad was based in legal standards of federal, state and municipal range…the constant and transparent dialog established between Vale and the traditional communities located along EFC...fulfill the essential purpose intended by the OIT Convention nº 169…2) Ação Civil Pública Monge Belo...Vale’s response…In 23/10/2014, Vale presented at court its answer to the judicial order…the company demonstrated the due fulfillment of the questioned points...3) Acusações de Ex-Empregado…Vale’s response Vale does not recognize and refute the allegations of the former employee. The competent authorities are investigating the matter and some investigations were already dismissed…4) Gestão Ambiental no Sudeste do Pará e no Projeto S11D...Vale´s response Vale protects or helps to protect an area 3.5 times larger than that occupied by its global operations...5) Segurança na Estrada de Ferro Carajás…Vale´s response… the Carajás railroad…has superior safety performance than the Brazilian average…the Carajás Railway has developed a structured maintenance process for its tracks and rolling stock…[The company conducts]…periodic actions focused on the safety of the people living near the railway…