Vale Invests in Humanitarian Aid to Tackle COVID-19 in the Countries Where It Operates

About Vale

5/22/2020

Vale Invests in Humanitarian Aid to Tackle COVID-19 in the Countries Where It Operates

donations illustration

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:

Canada

In Canada, Vale has been providing government and communities with food, games, as well as health and protection equipment. Learn more:

China

In China, Vale initiatives include a financial aid of 3.3 million RMB for the Red Cross Foundation. Learn more:

Indonesia

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 more:

Malaysia

In Malaysia, Vale donations include items such as COVID-19 test kits, hospital equipment, thermometers, and PPE totaling 85,000 MYR. Learn more:

Mozambique

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:

New Caledonia

  • In New Caledonia, donations include items such as surgical masks, gloves and other PPE to hospitals and the g​endarmerie.

Oman

In Oman, Vale is producing hand sanitizers in its own laboratory. Learn more:

United Kingdom

  • 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.

To access global information on the COVID-19, click here

image from rapid test kits
Indonesia: Vale distributes 30,000 rapid test kits to assist the South Sulawesi Administration in handling COVID-19
image from donations
Malaysia: Vale Minerals Donates to Six More Local Government Authorities and to the community of Pasir Panjang
image from Sprayers provided by Vale
Mozambique: Vale Provides Sprayers to Tete and Moatize
​​​​​​​​​
​​​

Vale Invests in Humanitarian Aid to Tackle COVID-19 in the Countries Where It Operates