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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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20 June 2011
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Author: Federación Internacional de Sindicatos de la Química, Energía, Minas e Industrias Diversas (ICEM)

...[E]n Colombia, Vale demostró su oposición agresiva contra la sindicalización de los trabajadores. El 3 de junio, los trabajadores de la mina El Hatillo, en el Departamento de César…se inscribieron en Sintramienergética, organización afiliada a la...

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Company response
5 July 2011

Response from Vale to article alleging abuses of freedom of association rights of its workers in Colombia

Author: Vale

Vale in Colombia is accomplishing all labor laws of Colombia, and also have extra benefits above the statutory legal rights for employees. Vale in any case is interfering with the right institutional of labor union association. The managers of the...

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Article
10 August 2011

[PDF] Environmental Defender Law Center letter to Vale and Novelis on Candonga/Risoleta Neves Hydroelectric Dam [Brazil]

Author: Environmental Defenders Law Center, EDLC [USA]

The Environmental Defender Law Center (EDLC)…[wrote to the Presidents of Vale, Novelis] on behalf of those affected by the Candonga/Risoleta Neves hydropower dam to draw the attention of both Vale and Novelis do Brasil to the need of developing and...

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6 September 2011
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Author: Consórcio Vale e Novelis [Brazil]

Em resposta à carta dirigida a Vale S.A. e à Novelis, as empresas vêm esclarecer que as informações narradas na missiva supracitada precisam ser esclarecidas à luz dos fatos presentes...

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Company response
7 September 2011

Response by Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (now Vale): Environmental Defender Law Center writes to Vale and Novelis alleging they have not complied with the social & environmental requirements for the Candonga/Risoleta Neves Dam.

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Article
10 November 2011

[PDF] Roundtable Report - Roundtable for ASEAN Business Leaders: Implementing Corporate Respect for Human Rights

Author: ASEAN Foundation, BCSR Malaysia, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, UN Global Compact

The objectives of the roundtable included introducing the latest international policy developments (in particular the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights); demystifying the agenda by clarifying the link between human rights and business...

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Article
5 January 2012

Public Eye 2012: With Ad Parodies and Nobel Laureate Stiglitz Against Unscrupulous Corporations

Author: Public Eye (organised by Berne Declaration, Greenpeace Switzerland)

At the end of January, within sight of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Berne Declaration and Greenpeace Switzerland will once again confer the Public Eye Awards for the worst cases of contempt for the environment and human rights. Nominated this...

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Article
13 January 2012

Brazil: Petrochemical Multinational Refuses to Negotiate with Union

Author: ITUC

The International Trade Union Confederation has joined with its Brazilian affiliated organisations…in expressing grave concern at the anti-union practices of the petrochemical firm VALE Fertilizantes in Araucaria…[because] the petrochemical industry...

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Article
17 January 2012

Government urged to defend resettled communities [Mozambique]

Author: Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique

...Centre for Public Integrity...recalls that, between November 2009 and April 2010, Vale resettled hundreds of households from the area of its mining concession...Those resettled in Cateme complain that they were swindled by Vale...[T]he...houses in...

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Article
18 January 2012

Public Eye nominations 2012 - Company responses

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

For the annual "Public Eye Awards", which the organisers (Greenpeace Switzerland & Berne Declaration) say are for the "worst cases of contempt for the environment and human rights", six companies were nominated in January 2012. Business &...

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