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Company Response

Response from Vale

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Vale has been carrying out a series of actions aimed at preventing and mitigating the effects caused by COVID-19. One of the most important actions is to strictly follow the WHO protocol - conducting mass testing...Mass testing provides transparency as to the number of people who have had contact with the virus and helps companies and public authorities to define the most effective actions against the pandemic and care for the people who were infected by the virus...The tests carried out by Vale, in Itabira, Brazil, as well as in other locations, began and were completed according to the program established by Vale...Vale operates in an activity considered essential and will continue to do mass testing of its employees, being consistent with its policy of preventing and fighting the coronavirus...Vale works with a minimum number of employees and collaborators in order to safely maintain only essential activities. In addition to adopting 'home office' early on, since March 16, the company has put in place a series of actions to protect the health and safety of its employees and contractors, such as keeping workers 60 years and over or with risk factors at home, scheduling shifts and constant disinfection of the environments, the mandatory use of masks in the units...

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