Vale informs on Tax Transparency Report

7/30/2020

Vale informs on Tax Transparency Report

Rio de Janeiro, July 30th, 2020 – Vale SA (“Vale”) informs that it has published today, its first annual Tax Transparency Report as part of our new pact with society and journey to better engage our stakeholders. 

In 2019, Vale paid US$ 4.5 billion in taxes and royalties globally, of which more than 90% (US$ 4.2 billion) were paid in Brazil, where most of our operations are carried out. The amount of US$ 4.5 billion in taxes and royalties paid in 2019 corresponds to more than 10% of Vale’s total economic contribution last year. In addition to tax payments, this contribution includes operational costs, salaries and employee benefits, among others. 

The report sets out the principles behind Vale’s approach to tax and investment. It includes information about corporate income taxes, tax on mining, payroll taxes, tax on products and services and other taxes, providing data on the taxes paid in Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Mozambique and New Caledonia. 

With this publication, Vale meets with one year in advance its commitment to deliver a detailed tax transparency report as part of its ESG agenda. According to an action plan to fulfil Vale’s ESG reporting commitment, the report was originally scheduled to be published in 2021.

The disclosure of the Tax Transparency report demonstrates Vale’s commitment to transparency as it follows the principles recommended by international entities such as the International Council in Mining & Metals (ICMM) and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). 

The Tax Transparency report can be found on our ESG portal here.


 

Ever since the Covid-19 outbreak began, our highest priority is the health and safety of our employees. Our IR team adopted work-from-home, and as we continue to face these new circumstances, we strongly recommend you prioritize e-mail and online engagement.

For further information, please contact:

Vale.RI@vale.com
Ivan Fadel: ivan.fadel@vale.com
Andre Werner: andre.werner@vale.com
Mariana Rocha: mariana.rocha@vale.com
Samir Bassil: samir.bassil@vale.com

This press release may include statements that present Vale’s expectations about future events or results. All statements, when based upon expectations about the future, involve various risks and uncertainties. Vale cannot guarantee that such statements will prove correct. These risks and uncertainties include factors related to the following: (a) the countries where we operate, especially Brazil and Canada; (b) the global economy; (c) the capital markets; (d) the mining and metals prices and their dependence on global industrial production, which is cyclical by nature; and (e) global competition in the markets in which Vale operates. To obtain further information on factors that may lead to results different from those forecast by Vale, please consult the reports Vale files with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Brazilian Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM) and in particular the factors discussed under “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in Vale’s annual report on Form 20-F.



Vale informs on Tax Transparency Report