Due to the State of Emergency decree in Mozambique (until April 30), Vale informs that expatriate workers, direct and third-party, in the Corridor project are moving back to their country of origin – as a preventive measure and global instruction for the companies – so that they are close to their families at this time to provide the required support.
Thus, Vale has taken several measures to protect its workers, businesses, and communities around its operations to maintain only essential services. The company also points out that, before the confirmation of the first case in the country, it had already been intensifying some protection actions. They include the implementation of Home Office for the administrative areas, implementation of shifts with work schedules for the operational areas, reduction of people in cafeterias and buses, restriction of in-person meetings, cancellation of events and visits to the operation sites, cancellation of national and international trips, provision of a 24-hour helpline, as well as daily sharing of information about the COVID-19 through the internal communication channels for direct and third-party workers.
The company is taking all measures required to ensure the health and safety of local workers and their families by providing remote medical care to potential cases so that they be assisted at the health units defined by the national health service. It is also providing PPE (personal protective equipment) to the local medical team and workers, thus, ensuring their health and safety.
Vale reinforces its compliance with the health and safety protocols established by the authorities and agencies of each of the countries in which it operates and is monitoring the situation.