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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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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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14 February 2013
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Author:, [Brasil]

Por conta de violações às normas de meio ambiente e segurança do trabalho, o Ministério Público do Trabalho no Maranhão (MPT-MA) ingressou com uma Ação Civil Pública (ACP) contra a mineradora Vale...por dano moral coletivo...O MPT-MA investiga a Vale...

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18 March 2013

UNCTAD hosts first Global Corporate Social Responsibility Retreat [Switzerland]

Author: UN Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTAD hosted its first Global CSR Retreat…bringing together 27 corporate social responsibility (CSR) professionals from 18 countries for a…peer-to-peer learning event. Participants shared best practices on sustainable business with their peers from...

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17 April 2013

Protest hits Vale coal mine [Mozambique]

Author: South African Press Association (SAPA)

Hundreds of Mozambican protesters blocked access to a coal mine owned by Brazilian group Vale...demanding compensation for the loss of livelihood caused by resettlement...The community is up in arms over the loss of its brick-making activities in the...

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20 April 2013

Brazil: Former manager accuses Vale of spying on employees & infiltrating social & environmental movements; company response provided

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20 April 2013

Explosive Manager: Former employee accuses Vale of Espionage [Brazil]

Author: Lauro Jardim, Veja online [Brazil] [translation provided by People Affected by Vale]

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Vale to respond. Response provided.] A former Vale manager...André Almeida…[claims]...that company directors ordered him to tap employees' phones, to get journalist's phone bills, and to place...

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29 April 2013
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Author: Andina (Perú)

Las compañías y mineras están incrementando sus compromisos con los derechos humanos…en particular con los de los pueblos indígenas, revela el estudio de…Oxfam América sobre el Índice sobre Consentimiento de la Comunidad en el sector extractivo. Según...

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30 April 2013

[PDF] ICMM launches Health and Safety Conference report

Author: Intl. Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

ICMM has launched the report of the Health and Safety Conference held in Santiago, Chile, in November 2012. The conference brought together 19 companies, over 300 delegates and five chief executives to share lessons and learn from each other. Based on...

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2 May 2013

Investigation opened over suspicions of illegal intelligence activities by mining company against social movements and human rights defenders

Author: Intl. Federation for Human Rights, World Organisation Against Torture

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), in the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, were informed of the recent opening of an investigation against...

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Company response
2 May 2013

Vale response

Author: Vale

[Vale response to allegations]…The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vale, Dan Conrado, and CEO, Murilo Ferreira, requested an audit into allegations made by Vale ́s former employee Andre Almeida related to supposed acts of spying on employees and...

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