Vale Invests in Humanitarian Aid to Tackle COVID-19 in the Countries Where It Operates

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Vale Invests in Humanitarian Aid to Tackle COVID-19 in the Countries Where It Operates

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Since the end of January, Vale has taken all measures required to support the prevention of COVID-19 in its operations and to contribute to the regions in which it operates. Globally, the company complies with the health and safety protocols established by the authorities and agencies of each country and aims to support government initiatives in order to alleviate the burden on health care systems. Among the initiatives are donations for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE), health care supplies, hygiene materials, rapid test kits, and the swab test for detecting the virus. However, humanitarian actions are not limited to the acquisition of supplies.

These are the main humanitarian actions already taken, in each country, by Vale to tackle the COVID-19:


In Canada, Vale has been providing government and communities with food, games, as well as health and protection equipment. Learn more:


In China, Vale initiatives include a financial aid of 3.3 million RMB for the Red Cross Foundation. Learn more:


In Indonesia, the donations include supplies such as hospital beds, equipment, PPE, and ambulance. The direct and third-party employees of this region have been tested (using rapid tests) for COVID-19. Learn more:


In Malaysia, Vale donations include items such as COVID-19 test kits, hospital equipment, thermometers, and PPE totaling 85,000 MYR. Learn more:


In Mozambique, Vale’s actions involve direct support for the government with donations of hygiene materials, hospital equipment, PPE for health care system, rapid tests and more. For employees, a 24-hour helpline was created for the sharing of information on the COVID-19. Learn more:

New Caledonia

  • In New Caledonia, donations include items such as surgical masks, gloves and other PPE to hospitals and the g​endarmerie.


In Oman, Vale is producing hand sanitizers in its own laboratory. Learn more:

United Kingdom

To learn more about all actions in Brazil, click here.

To access global information on the COVID-19, click here

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United Kingdom: Vale Donates £20,000 to local Food Bank and 10,000 Face Masks to Local Care Homes
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Indonesia: Vale distributes 30,000 rapid test kits to assist the South Sulawesi Administration in handling COVID-19
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Malaysia: Vale Minerals Donates to Six More Local Government Authorities and to the community of Pasir Panjang
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Mozambique: Vale Provides Sprayers to Tete and Moatize
People from Oman receiving medical equipament
Oman: Vale receives the medical equipment to furnish the quarantine center for COVID-19 in North Al Batinah
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Vale Invests in Humanitarian Aid to Tackle COVID-19 in the Countries Where It Operates