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Repair Report

Since 2019, we have taken several actions to mitigate, repair and give new meaning to the communities and lives of the people affected. We made progress in the individual and group compensation process and in projects aimed at people's training, development and well-being. In addition, socioenvironmental and socioeconomic actions are generating results for the affected regions. We remain strong and vigilant to the needs of society, through active listening so that it is possible to share value and contribute to the territorial development of the communities. By following all health agency protocols and complying with municipal, state and federal decrees relating to the coronavirus pandemic, field employees are performing their duties safely, since emergency construction and other activities cannot be interrupted.

“We evolved, not only in the number of people compensated and served by our actions, but also in the execution of structuring projects. We made important infrastructure deliveries, renovating and building important public facilities for communities, after a careful listening process. In the evacuated territories, we continue to advance in the construction and execution of Compensation Plans, also based on dialogue with the residents.”

- Marcelo Klein
Repair and Development director

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- April – July, 2021


Progress of Initiatives until July 2021

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Environmental recovery actions continue to take place, with a focus on continuous monitoring and treatment of the Paraopeba River, on caring for and protecting animals and on revegetation of the affected area with plants native to the region. An innovative technique, developed by Universidade Federal de Viçosa, copies the DNA of plants and is accelerating biodiversity recovery.

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“The DNA Recovery project involves anticipating the growth of these plants, the flowering and fruiting of these species in the field. Places where fauna and flora are returning and playing their role in environmental conservation.”

Raul Firmino, Environmental Analyst at Vale.

Social projects and initiatives have been developed since 2019 based on participatory dialogue and active listening. The company continues committed to compensating people and territories quickly and fairly.

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“I want to learn about public policies, social construction, how to seek improvements for the community as a whole. If it gets better for me, it gets better for everyone. The power is in the hands of the people and we need to know how to get that"

Roziane Duarte, community leader in Angueretá, Curvelo, and participant in the Social Participation Strengthening Program.

Through training projects, support for entrepreneurship and job creation, we are supporting municipalities in reducing local economic dependence on mining activities, strengthening local vocations and encouraging new business fronts that contribute to increasing the family income of the population.

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"Consultations started and the information became clearer so that we had more confidence to, in the midst of the pandemic, turn our dream into reality and start building our kitchen"

Thiago Henrique, owner of the company Hora do Doce, participant of the Strengthening the Competitiveness of the Private Tourism Sector Project, carried out in partnership with Circuito Veredas.

We remain committed to carrying out actions to improve the quality of life in communities. Construction is aimed at public equipment and urban infrastructure, listening to the communities and establishing a partnership with Infrastructure and municipal management.

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“We really needed lighting here in Pires. I had to go to church with a flashlight. After Vale installed the lighting, it improved a lot for us. Now I can go to church without a flashlight and without fear. It improved 100%"

Ilca Soares – resident of the Pires community, in Brumadinho, which received new public lighting.

We continue to work to repair and compensate for the impacts related to emergency evacuations and preventive relocations in territories where we operate fully and adequately. Learn about some of the actions in Barão de Cocais, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Itabirito, Macacos (Nova Lima) and Antônio Pereira (Ouro Preto).

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"The new school structure will welcome children and their families, making it possible, in addition to achieving transformative education, to think and propose improvements for the entire community."

Vânia Baia, Director of Escola Rubem Costa Lima, in Macacos. The construction of the new structure expanded the capacity from 225 to 400 students, allowing the inclusion of Elementary School II

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June

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Vale released the Comprehensive Repair Plan (PRI, Plano de Reparação Integral), our public commitment to implement the measures set forth in legal agreements with public authorities, governments, institutions, and society. There are several initiatives underway for the environment, social development, infrastructure, local support, and COVID-19. This year’s initiatives are focused on structural and long-term deliveries and lasting transformations for the population.

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January

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Vale's focus in Brumadinho is and will always be the assistance to people. The company has reserved R$ 24.1 billion for reparation actions and indemnities due to the breach. This budget is intended for payment of indemnities, environmental interventions, social and economic projects, support to governmental measures and de-characterization of upstream dams in Minas Gerais.

December

Imagem de equipamentos para limpeza do Rio Paraopeba

In the past month, Vale completed the de-characterization works of the first of the nine upstream dams as announced in January 29.  The company also highlights the actions and results aimed at the recovery of the Paraopeba River: more than 3 billion liters of clean water has returned to the river. In addition, works and initiatives are being undertaken to address and ensure water supply in the impacted areas.

November

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Until this month, Vale has signed more than 4,000 agreements, fully indemnifying people. Resources exceeding R$ 2 billion have already been allocated in these compensation actions. Besides compensation and donations, Vale has also structured the Comprehensive Assistance Program for Affected People. The project offers financial planning and education, support for the purchase of real estate, technical assistance to rural activities, microentrepreneurs, and income supplement activities, in addition to social monitoring.

October

Since January 2019, the company has allocated more than R $ 2.3 billion for reparation and compensation actions. In recognition of the work of the corporations in Brumadinho, Vale also concluded this month the donation of 77 operating vehicles to public security agencies of Minas Gerais. Until October 23, the River Water Treatment Plant has returned over 1,9 billion lters of clean water to the Paraopeba river, according to the Conama standards.

September

After eight months, more than 107,000 people are receiving emergency compensation. In total, 127 domestic animals under company´s care have already been returned to their owners or adopted in fairs promoted by Vale. An investment of R$ 7.1 billion is ongoing to decharacterize dams. Vale continues to monitor the Paraopeba river

August

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In August, the highlight is the construction of a new road access from Córrego do Feijão to Alberto Flores Avenue, connecting the community to the Brumadinho Center. Access will be paved and will allow safer local and transit vehicle traffic to be restored. To date, more than 106,000 people are already receiving emergency compensation on a regular basis and 575 animals out of 702 rescued are still under Vale's care.

July

Up to July, 171 individual indemnities were paid and Vale will continue to evaluate cases of people affected who wish to apply for this right. Also this month, we concluded with the MPT of Minas Gerais one of the definitive agreement of indemnification for families of Vale employees and third-party workers affected. In the environmental area, 750 thousand cubic meters of material were removed and transported to an area authorized by competent bodies.

June

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Vale has worked with a total focus on repairing damage, with actions that include indemnities, donations to public agencies and impacted people, medical and psychological assistance, purchase of medications, among other services. In total, R$ 1.5 billion has been invested in environmental services, health materials, transportation and other logistical costs.

May

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Four months after the breach of the I Dam, more than 69 thousand residents have already received emergency compensation in 15 municipalities. Vale also signed an agreement with the Association of Mining Municipalities of Minas Gerais and Brazil (Amig) to make financial contributions totaling R $ 100 million. Structural works, humanitarian assistance actions and environmental monitoring are also being carried out. To know all the actions until then, read the Monthly Repair Report.

April

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In addition to caring for people, Vale takes actions related to the environment. Currently, there are 65 monitoring points along the rivers near the breached dam. Tailings samples are collected at 42 points near the dam and along the river. Five turbidity curtains are installed, and more than 300,000 water, soil, tailings, and sediment analyses have been made. Learn more about all the actions, read this month's report.

March

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Until this month, R$100,000 was donated to each of the 274 families of affected people in Brumadinho. In total, 10 hospitals and health centers, as well as five help centers, were made available to assist people affected in different cities. On March 15, Vale also established a contribution of R$20 million to the Fire Service of Minas Gerais, in recognition of the hard work done in Brumadinho. To learn more about these and other actions, read the Monthly Repair Report.

February

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This month, several expenditures were made to improve support for the affected communities. R$118 million was invested in medicines, water, equipment, and logistics costs. In addition, R$2.6 million was donated to the city of Brumadinho for the purchase of emergency equipment, hiring of health professionals, and supply of more than 12 million liters of water to 15 municipalities. Check out all our actions in the complete overview.

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