Repair Report

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Repair Report

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Repair Report

Over these two years, we have carried out several actions to mitigate, repair and reframe the communities and the lives of the people affected. We have progressed in the individual and group indemnity process and in projects aimed at training, development and the well-being of people. In addition, socio-environmental and socio-economic actions are generating results for the affected regions. We are following firmly and vigilantly the needs of society, through active listening so that it is possible to share value and contribute to the territorial development of communities.

Following all the protocols of the health agencies and complying with municipal, state and federal decrees regarding the coronavirus pandemic, employees in the field are performing their duties safely, since emergency works and other activities cannot be interrupted.

We are committed to being increasingly transparent, and we seek to work constantly at actively listening and addressing all of the demands we receive.

- Marcelo Klein
Special Reparation and Development Officer

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- December, 2020

Progress of Initiatives until december 2020

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Actions aimed at generating a better quality of life and employment for those affected, through social projects that transform the local reality and generate more dynamism for the economy. In addition, several assistance programs were created for those affected, which brings testimonials from people in the communities that participate in the various projects that are underway in partnership with institutes and municipalities.


“Business training, nursing courses, the way people are received and triaged, and know-how in caring for people. This support from Ciclo Saúde had a wonderful result for me as a professional. And the community and patients all win, as well.”

Sidney Macedo, Mário Campos Community and Family Doctor.

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Several actions are underway focused on forest restoration, such as the completion of the Marco Zero project, which rehabilitated a section of the Ferro-Carvão stream until the Paraopeba River meets. A pilot project that opens the way for new studies and projects for impacted areas.


In addition, the protection of wild animals, fish and plant species is carried out and the monitoring of the water quality of the Paraopeba river is ongoing which proves that the river is in recovery. And in the initial phase, studies of risk assessment to human health and the environment.

We rescued the DNA of species that are structurally important for the forests in the region, such as the rosewood, yellow ipe, brauna and jequitiba trees. We are also making copies of each of those plants to ensure their genetic makeup is not lost.”

- Gleison dos Santos, professor at UFV’s Forest Engineering Department (DEF/UFV)

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Several urban infrastructure construction works and public equipment have already been completed or are in the process of being completed, such as constructing drainages and paving roads, water pipeline system, multi-sport facilities, schools, daycare centers, health centers and others. We remain committed to taking actions to improve the quality of life and the collective well-being of the communities.


The design of construction projects for infrastructure and public facilities is a process that requires a lot of dialog involving Vale, the community and governments. Needs and aspirations have to be understood so solutions can be planned that can actually contribute to improving quality of live and the collective well-being.”

- Eduardo Miranda, Manager, Reparation Works.

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With each passing day, we take another step forward in the construction, development and execution of compensation plans with communities evacuated or relocated preventively. Our main objective, in addition to contributing to the return to normality in the impacted territories, is to improve the living conditions of those affected.


We understand that continuous listening is essential in the process of empowering families. It is through an open and permanent dialogue that we are able to genuinely understand the demands to move forward together.

“It was the most democratic and respectful way to give the citizens in Barão de Cocais an opportunity to voice their aspirations and needs, as well as their views on the improvements for our town.”

- João Berchmans Pessoa Teixeira, member of the Barão de Cocais Relief and Development Plan committee

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Follow Vale’s main response measures since the dam breach

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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

Imagem de um pátio com diversos carros

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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