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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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5 March 2012

SNC racks up contract wins, denies liability in lawsuit allegations

Author: Nicolas Van Praet, Financial Post [Canada]

SNC-Lavalin Group wins contract a contract from Brazilian mining giant Vale SA to modernize its nickel smelter complex in Sudbury, Ont., part of an overall $2-billion effort by Vale to slash sulphur dioxide emissions and dust and metal pollution at the...

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17 April 2012
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Author: Joao Pedro Stedile, ALAI

El 17 de abril de 1996…tropas de la policía militar…financiadas por la empresa Valle Do Río Doce [ahora Vale]…atacaron una marcha pacífica de más de mil familias de los sin tierra que salieron de Eldorado de Carajás con rumbo a Belén…[con el] resultado...

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6 May 2012
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Author: Movimento pela preservação da serra do Gandarela

...[As] consultas públicas para a criação do Parque Nacional da Serra do Gandarela, que o Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade...realizará na próxima semana...[representa um]...longo caminho...percorrido...que conta agora também com...

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5 June 2012

Vale's response to report which raises concerns about its operations in Mozambique

Author: Vale

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23 July 2012
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Author: Fanny Rey, Jeune Afrique

D'un coût de 27,5 millions de dollars, en partie financé par Vale, l'usine de la Mozambican Medications Company a été inaugurée le 21 juillet près de Maputo, au Mozambique...[Elle]...sera la première usine publique du continent...[Elle]...symbolise « l...

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26 July 2012

Train terror as mining giant endangers Earth’s most threatened tribe [Brazil]

Author: Survival International

Plans by a giant mining company to expand a controversial railway line that has already opened up parts of Brazil’s Amazon to invaders, are now putting [Awa indigenous peoples]…in direct danger. Brazilian company Vale…wants to expand this stretch of...

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5 August 2012
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Author: RFI

Des violences ont éclaté dans la nuit de vendredi 3 à samedi 4 août entre forces de l'ordre et villageois...de Zogota, proche de N'zérékoré, principale ville de la Guinée forestière. Les forces de l'ordre ont tiré à balles réelles : au moins cinq...

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4 December 2012
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Author: EFE

En su discurso ante el primer Foro [sobre las] Empresas y Derechos Humanos, inaugurado en Ginebra...Pillay recordó que la asunción de responsabilidades es clave y que, bajo la ley internacional humanitaria, las víctimas "tienen el derecho a ser...

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23 January 2013

[PDF] Summary of discussions of the Forum on Business and Human Rights, prepared by the Chairperson, John Ruggie

Author: Prepared by the Chairperson, John Ruggie

The present document provides a summary of the discussions of the first annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, held on 4 and 5 December 2012. Due to the word limit of the document and the scale of the event (21 substantive sessions), this summary...

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12 February 2013

African mining changes the tune, but will actions follow?

Author: Ed O’Keefe, Director at Synergy Global Consulting in Financial Times

… [A]t the annual Africa Mining Indaba in Cape Town…[t]his year…the debate was as much about people and politics as it was about mining. The agenda has clearly changed. At previous Indabas…[d]iscussions on the social outcomes of mining, the resource...

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