About Vale

About Vale

Who we are

Photograph of two workers looking over the horizon at a Vale’s operation center and the text: We are one of the world’s largest mining companies, working with passion to transform natural resources into prosperity.

Some figures

384.6 million
metric tons of iron ore produced

metric tons of nickel produced

55.3 million
metric tons of iron ore pellets produced

11.6 million
metric tons of coal produced

Figures for Vale's production in 2018

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We believe in a more sustainable world and always seek care and respect for our planet.

Some numbers from the report

US$116.5 million
spent in social actions

8.5 thousand
km² of protected
natural areas

+ 1.4 million
people transported by passenger trains at Vitoria-Minas railroad and Carajás railroad

Read our Sustainability Report

Vision and Values

We are committed to generating prosperity with respect for people and the environment.

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Vale across
the world

We are a private-sector, publicly traded company, headquartered in Brazil and present in around 30 countries around the world.



We trust in the transformative potential of culture and knowledge.

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We are partners of international and regional organizations, participating in discussions about environmental and commercial policies, among other things.

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