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Vale

Member of UN Global Compact

Headquarters in Brazil

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Vale was known as Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) until Nov 2007.  For items about the company prior to Nov 2007, see our website section on Companhia Vale do Rio Doce.

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3 May 2011

Brazil Breaks Relations With Human Rights Commission Over Belo Monte Dam

Author: Latin America News Dispatch

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has ordered an immediate cessation of relations with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) after the regional body asked the government to suspend construction of Brazil’s $17 billion Belo Monte dam...

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18 May 2011

How much are human rights worth in the Brazilian mining and steel industry?

Author: International Federation for Human Rights

The International Federation for Human Rights, Justiça Global and Justiça nos Trilhos publish a Human Rights Impact Assessment Report recounting affected communities’ voices and calling on the world’s largest mining company according to Forbes’ latest...

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Company response
31 May 2011

Response by Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (now Vale): "Human Rights Impact Assessment Report" on the mining & steel industry - includes health concerns, calls on Vale to stop alleged pollution.

Author: Vale

Review by Vale of the report “The mining and steel industry’s impacts on human rights in Açailândia, Brazil – How much are human rights worth?” Published on May 19, 2011 in the state of Maranhão by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)...

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Company response
31 May 2011
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Author: Vale

[V]imos...esclarecer as falsas e sérias acusações de violação de direitos humanos que nos foram feitas...[P]rocuramos atender a todas as solicitações da FIDH. Recebemos seus representantes em...2010...e enviamos as respostas solicitadas de forma a...

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1 June 2011

[PDF] A guide for business: How to develop a human rights policy

Author: UN Global Compact & Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Why respect human rights?...Why develop a human rights policy?...Getting started - the process behind the policy...What are the key ingredients of a human rights policy?...Next steps - Path to implementation...[refers to BlackRock, AXA, Investment...

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2 June 2011
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Author: Hermano Melo, PSTU [Brasil]

…La minería está viviendo un verdadero “boom” en Brasil y en el mundo…en los últimos años...Brasil pasó a especializarse como uno de los mayores exportadores mundiales de commodities, principalmente ligados al agronegocio y al mineral de hierro…Las...

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12 June 2011
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Author: Christophe Le Bec, Jeune Afrique

Les ONG locales et internationales, les syndicats ou les élus africains...n’hésitent plus à aller en justice [contre les entreprises pour leurs impacts néfastes sur les populations]. Dernier exemple retentissant : le 12 avril, cinq ONG...ont déposé une...

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18 June 2011

'Transparency' hides Zambia's lost billions

Author: Khadija Sharife, in Al Jazeera

African nations such as Zambia are often seen as grossly corrupt. Yet it is corporate tax "avoidance" on the part of mining companies that costs the nation hundreds of millions annually, while lining the pockets of middle-men in countries such as...

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18 June 2011
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Author: Reuters

La provincia…de Mendoza suspendió un proyecto de potasio de 4.600 millones de dólares de la gigante minera brasileña Vale, al decir que no ha cumplido con regulaciones locales…[en particular] una ley laboral local y fracasó en brindar suficiente...

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20 June 2011

Colombia violating FTA labor agreements through union reprisals: US Union

Author: Tom Heyden, Colombia Reports

Vale Coal Colombia has been violating the Labor Action Plan between the United States and Colombia, a requisite of the pending free trade agreement, through threats and reprisals against unionists in the northern department of Cesar, according to U.S....

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