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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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Company response
18 January 2012

Response by Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (now Vale): Greenpeace Switzerland & Berne Declaration nominate 6 companies for 2012 "Public Eye Awards for the worst cases of contempt for the environment and human rights".

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30 January 2012
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Author: Veronique Smée, Novethic [France] (copyright : www.novethic.fr)

L'édition 2012 des Public Eye Awards s'est déroulée comme chaque année à l'occasion du Forum économique de Davos qui s'est tenu du 25 au 29 janvier. Ces « prix de l'irresponsabilité » et de « la honte »sont marqués par la catastrophe de Fukushima, la...

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Company response
31 January 2012

Vale response

Author: Vale

…We hereby comment on the accusations made that Vale violated the freedom of association and right to collective bargaining in Araucária, Brazil. Vale Fertilizantes’ negotiations to conclude collective agreements, whose “base date” is November 1, began...

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Article
2 February 2012

Coal versus Communities in Mozambique: Exposing poor practices by VALE and Rio Tinto

Author: Claude Kabemba & Camilo Nhancale, Southern Africa Resource Watch

Mozambique has attracted two of the world’s largest mining companies...Vale...and...Rio Tinto – to extract coal from the huge fields in Tete province...However, the impact of both companies’ investment on local communities remains problematic and there...

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3 February 2012
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23 February 2012
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Author: Jairo Chacón González, El Espectador [Colombia]

Pese a que el presidente…Santos convocó a los empresarios, comunidades y al mismo Gobierno para generar un gran acuerdo nacional que le permita a Colombia…una minería a gran escala, varios empresarios del sector…dijeron que es necesario que el Gobierno...

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Article
24 February 2012

Labour board calls Vale treatment of fired workers 'patently unreasonable' [Canada]

Author: Canadian Press

The Ontario Labour Relations Board says nine workers fired during a bitter strike at a Vale mine in Sudbury two years ago are entitled to arbitration. The board has ruled that the Brazilian mining giant was "patently unreasonable" and broke provincial...

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Article
29 February 2012

[PDF] [Prodeco response on resettlements]

Author: Prodeco

In reply to your letter dated 3rd 2012 and considering the recent developments around the resettlement process of Plan Bonito, El Hatillo and Boqueron, CI Prodeco [part of Glencore] would like to inform you that the four mining companies involved in...

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1 March 2012

Intl. Council on Mining and Metals publishes guide on integrating human rights due diligence into corporate risk management processes

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1 March 2012

[PDF] Integrating human rights due diligence into corporate risk management processes

Author: International Council on Mining and Metals

...This document…focuses on integrating human rights due diligence into corporate risk management processes…[I]t is increasingly evident that failure to effectively manage human rights issues effectively…carries significant financial, legal and...

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