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Photographer: Pedro Cattony
Photographer: Pedro Cattony

At Vale, concern for the environment is present in all our projects and operations around the world.

However, we recognize that the nature of our activities may cause significant environmental impacts, so we invest in technologies, research and actions to manage risks and minimize the socio-environmental impacts of our operations in the locations where we operate, as well as establishing protocols and policies that aimed at recovering and protecting biodiversity, reducing pollutant emissions and improving safety where we operate. In addition, our priority is to carry out actions aimed at recovering the area affected by the collapse of Dam B1, in Brumadinho.


The transformation we want is directly linked to the preservation of biodiversity.

For this reason, we have developed initiatives aimed at research and the continuous improvement of environmental performance. As a result, we seek better results for our business, for people and for the planet.

Photographer: Ricardo Teles

Climate changes

Climate change represents a scientifically proven reality and a challenge that affects not only our productive activities, but also the entire planet.

The company is committed to contributing to a more sustainable future, based on its renewable energy matrix and the differentiated quality of its product. 

Photographer: Ricardo Teles

To meet our energy demand, we also maintain a portfolio of contracts and own generation, consisting mainly of renewable energy.

We are currently positioned among the lowest electricity cost factories in the world. 

Photographer: Marcelo Coelho


Eco-efficiency is one of the main thermometers of a company committed to the future, such as Vale. The concept encompasses effective management between making necessary resources available without causing environmental impacts.

At Vale, we manage the waste generated in our production process, programs to optimize the use and consumption of water, noise and vibration monitoring and atmospheric emissions management.

Mine closure 

The actions to close a mining enterprise must consider several legal, environmental and social attributes relevant to the process, in addition to economic issues. 

The integrated and systemic planning of the stages that make up the life cycle of the mine favors the optimization of processes and the management of their risks. In order to ensure the success of these actions, Vale establishes an integrated planning through a multidisciplinary team.

Photographer: Ricardo Teles