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.
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
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:
In New Caledonia, donations include items such as surgical masks, gloves and other PPE to hospitals
In Oman, Vale is producing hand sanitizers in its own laboratory. Learn more:
As part of the actions of the Base Metals business in the UK, donations include PPE and financial
aid to food banks. Among the donations are 10,000 N95 masks to public health services and £20,000 to
food banks, all in the Swansea Valley.
To learn more about all actions in Brazil, click here.
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information on the COVID-19, click here
Indonesia: Vale distributes 30,000 rapid test kits to assist the South Sulawesi
Administration in handling COVID-19
Malaysia: Vale Minerals Donates to Six More Local Government Authorities and to the
community of Pasir Panjang
Mozambique: Vale Provides Sprayers to Tete and Moatize
Oman: Vale receives the medical equipment to furnish the quarantine center for COVID-19 in North Al Batinah