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Full body photo of 10 Vale employees with an operation in the background, wearing uniforms: pants, green button-up shirt, helmet, goggles, ear protection and badge Full body photo of 10 Vale employees with an operation in the background, wearing uniforms: pants, green button-up shirt, helmet, goggles, ear protection and badge
Belly to head shot of a white man with an operation in the background, wearing a Vale uniform: green button-up shirt, orange vest, goggles, helmet, ear protection and badge, holding a pen and clipboard
Photographer: Lucas Lenc
Waist to head shot of a white woman with an operation in the background, wearing a Vale uniform: green button-up shirt, goggles, helmet and ear protection
Photographer: Ricardo Teles

We were founded on June 1, 1942, as Companhia Vale do Rio Doce. Over the years, we became just Vale and built a history. 

We pioneered the world as a global mining company, we are present in around 30 countries sharing the passion for our business, we face challenges and we continue to learn every day.  

We have advanced ever since the first ore extracted in Itabira, Minas Gerais. Since then, we started to work in logistics, through our railroads, ports and terminals, in energy and in steel making. 

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Our history is built every day.

In each dialogue with the community, project carried out, challenge overcome and for the focus on a more sustainable mining.

We learn from the past to build together a better tomorrow. 
Photo of a black man facing forward smiling and chatting with another black man appearing in profile. The two are wearing the Vale uniform, green button-up shirts Photo of a black man facing forward smiling and chatting with another black man appearing in profile. The two are wearing the Vale uniform, green button-up shirts Photographer: Cristiano Xavier
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Chest to head shot of a black woman looking upwards and smiling, wearing a green Vale uniform, green button-up shirt Photographer: Marcio Dantas
We count on the collaboration of about 120 thousand direct and third party employees around the world 
We produce 54% of our own energy consumption  
We protect 8,500² of natural areas, around 6 times the total area of our operating units
More than 1 million people go through our railroad every year

Our purpose 

We exist to improve life and transform the future.  Together.

We believe mining is essential to the world’s development and we only serve society when we generate prosperity for all and take care of the planet.
Belly to head shot of a woman and a man in a shed with the sun reflecting off the windows. The woman wears a green vest with fluorescent markings and the man wears the green Vale uniform with a badge. They are both smiling and wearing helmets, goggles, and ear protection.

Photographer: Ricardo Teles

Our commitment

We work every day to become a benchmark in building safer and more sustainable mining, putting life and safety first above all else.

Shoulder to head shot of two Vale employees talking. The man is white and appears in the profile photo pointing his finger to a place. The woman is black, and she stands in front smiling. They are wearing helmets, goggles, and ear protection.

Photographer: Luiz Braga

Our people 

We are passionate and engaged with our purpose.

We invest in different teams and are committed to inclusion because we believe that only in this way will we move towards more innovative, sustainable and efficient mining. 
Meet the people who are part of this story. 
Belly to head shot of two Vale employees hugging and smiling. Both are wearing a Vale uniform, green button-down shirt, ear protection, goggles and helmet.

Photographer: Dario Zalis

ESG

We are committed to integrating sustainability into our business

Building a positive economic, social and environmental legacy and mitigating the impacts of our operations. Therefore, we transparently share information on our actions in the areas of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG).
Photo with a view from above of a Vale employee in the middle of a plantation. The employee is looking up and is wearing a helmet, goggles, Vale uniform and green vest Photo with a view from above of a Vale employee in the middle of a plantation. The employee is looking up and is wearing a helmet, goggles, Vale uniform and green vest Photographer: Ricardo Teles
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