Socioeconomic Reparation

Socioeconomic Reparation

Socioeconomic Reparation

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Continuing to work towards reparation is our commitment.

Committed to the complete reparation for damages stemming from the Dam I rupture, both in Brumadinho and the municipalities impacted along the Paraopeba River channel, we are currently investing in projects aimed at providing training and support for local entrepreneurs. Municipalities that have undergone preventive relocations are also part of these investments.

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Therefore, through means of projects already underway under the initiative and will of the company itself, we are providing incentives for strengthening the production chains that already exist in the municipality such as, for example, tourism and agriculture, which contribute to increasing the population’s household income and local economic development, reducing the region's economic dependence on mining activities.

In addition to this direct support, we are also focusing on executing projects indicated to be part of Socioeconomic Reparation in the Complete Reparation Agreement signed in February with the Minas Gerais state government, the federal Public Prosecutor’s Office, and the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Minas Gerais, the purpose of which is to provide complete reparations for damages, negative impacts, and socioenvironmental and socioeconomic damages caused by the rupture and related events.

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Strenghtening Tourism

Photo: Circuito Veredas do Paraopeba

Promoting Sustainable Tourism in Brumadinho

This program is an initiative started by Vale in partnership with Rede Terra (‘the Earth Network’), organizations, and entrepreneurs from the tourism sector in 2019 for the purposes of developing the tourism sector in Brumadinho through structured action. With a planned duration of 3 years, the program consists of 5 projects that will be executed in parallel.

Strengthening the Competitiveness of the Private Tourism Sector

With this initiative, we are providing support for 5 municipalities that are part of the Veredas do Paraopeba Tourism Circuit: Brumadinho, Igarapé, Juatuba, Mário Campos and São Joaquim de Bicas.

The method we have employed includes understanding the regional and specific contexts for each undertaking, constructing intervention plans involving simple actions and low investment, as well as customized accessories for concrete delivery such as, for example, promotional materials and an image bank.

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Languages

Knowledge of English is essential to the tourism sector. For this reason, in February of 2021 we created a customized program for developing professionals located in Brumadinho, covering vocabulary specific to tourism. There are currently 92 students taking advantage of online classes.

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Photo: Circuito Veredas do Paraopeba
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Support for Rural Producers

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Programa Cultivar – Mário Campos

Projeto Curral Tronco Balança – Pompeu

Programa de Fomento Agro

Programa Cultivar (Cultivate Program) – Mário Campos

Projeto Cultivar is the result of a collaboration between Vale, municipal administration, and the region’s rural producers meant to support the production of farmers in the Mário Campos region. Producers are provided with resources and technical support for reinitiating, optimizing, and diversifying their farming activity.

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Learn more about how we are supporting farmers

  • We provide seeds and fertilizers for concluding the three productive cycles for crops
  • We make materials available for building structures for processing and hygienization
  • We offer technical support to teams from municipal administration
  • We provide training for professionals to improve management of production activities.
  • We make specialists available for providing assistance with rural production techniques and project monitoring
  • We are currently installing septic tanks

Projeto Curral Tronco Balança (Enclosure, Stall, and Scale Project) – Pompeu

With the goal of improving the organization and management of livestock farming activity carried out by rural producers, the program has so far benefited 49 families in Pompeu.

Learn more about how we are support the region’s residents

  • We built an enclosure and stalls for containing and holding cattle at the Queima Fogo Settlement, in order to facilitate handling and stimulate commercial cattle ranching activities for milk and beef among the region's settlements and local residents. This space will also provide rural producers with greater control and management of their cattle ranching activity such as, for example, in commercializing animals using their actual weight and not an estimate.
  • We have installed a cattle loading chute, a working chute with a holding pen, a squeeze chute, and ‘salva vidas’ (metal reinforcements for squeeze chute), as well as a manual scale for weighing animals.
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Fomento Agro (Promote Agro) Project

The result of constant dialogue with producers, this agricultural promotion program was created in 2020. Its goal is to increase producers’ production capacity and income generation by focusing on three aspects: increasing knowledge and agricultural traceability, market access, and technical, organizational and infrastructure improvements.

Diagnostics, courses, and workshops have already been carried out. The processes for technical consultation and implementing agricultural traceability are also underway.

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Programa Cultivar (Cultivate Program) – Mário Campos

Projeto Cultivar is the result of a collaboration between Vale, municipal administration, and the region’s rural producers meant to support the production of farmers in the Mário Campos region. Producers are provided with resources and technical support for reinitiating, optimizing, and diversifying their farming activity.

Photo of two hands planting lettuce seedlings
Photo: Vale Archive

Learn more about how we are supporting farmers

  • We provide seeds and fertilizers for concluding the three productive cycles for crops
  • We make materials available for building structures for processing and hygienization
  • We offer technical support to teams from municipal administration
  • We provide training for professionals to improve management of production activities.
  • We make specialists available for providing assistance with rural production techniques and project monitoring
  • We are currently installing septic tanks
Projeto Curral Tronco Balança (Enclosure, Stall, and Scale Project) – Pompeu

With the goal of improving the organization and management of livestock farming activity carried out by rural producers, the program has so far benefited 49 families in Pompeu.

Two men, one in a cap and one in a hat,talking. Both wear face masks and are in a place where there are several wooden structures.
Photo: Vale Archive

Learn more about how we are support the region’s residents

  • We built an enclosure and stalls for containing and holding cattle at the Queima Fogo Settlement, in order to facilitate handling and stimulate commercial cattle ranching activities for milk and beef among the region's settlements and local residents. This space will also provide rural producers with greater control and management of their cattle ranching activity such as, for example, in commercializing animals using their actual weight and not an estimate.
  • We have installed a cattle loading chute, a working chute with a holding pen, a squeeze chute, and ‘salva vidas’ (metal reinforcements for squeeze chute), as well as a manual scale for weighing animals.
Photo: Vale Archive
Fomento Agro (Promote Agro) Project
Photo: Vale Archive

The result of constant dialogue with producers, this agricultural promotion program was created in 2020. Its goal is to increase producers’ production capacity and income generation by focusing on three aspects: increasing knowledge and agricultural traceability, market access, and technical, organizational and infrastructure improvements.

Diagnostics, courses, and workshops have already been carried out. The processes for technical consultation and implementing agricultural traceability are also underway.

Photo of a zucchini plantation
Photo: Vale Archive
Two men, wearing face masks and protective helmets, working on a building where several clay blocks are being built one on top of the other. Two men, wearing face masks and protective helmets, working on a building where several clay blocks are being built one on top of the other.

Professional Qualification

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Partnership with the Yara Tupynambá Institute

With the professional qualification of residents of Córrego do Feijão and Parque da Cachoeira in mind, we provide financial support for the project carried out by the Yara Tupynambá Institute, which offers courses in civil construction with a 1-year duration, as well as gardening courses with a 6-month duration, in the communities of Córrego do Feijão and Parque da Cachoeira, in Brumadinho.

Finalized in September of 2021, the project has provided all students with a kit containing the tools, materials, and personal protection equipment necessary for the activities and a monthly R$ 1,000.00 bursary as an incentive.

Our results

144

residents of Córrego do Feijão and Parque da Cachoeira qualified

232

residences renovated

230

gardens planted

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Redefining Córrego do Feijão

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Território-Parque Project

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The Território-Parque project is part of the enormous challenge of redefining one of the regions hardest hit by the rupture of the Córrego do Feijão dam on the 25th of January 2019, with an extreme socioenvironmental impact on Brumadinho, Minas Gerais.

The result of a process of dialogue with the region’s residents, the goal of the project is to re-establish local residents’ connection with the region and contribute towards generating work and income opportunities in the area. The project was presented to the community at an open event held in the central square in December of 2019 and all of the upgrades and advancements are still under discussion.

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The project’s main proposals are:

  • Renovation of the central square
  • Construction of a Community Market and Center for Culture and Artisanal Work, which will be managed by local residents themselves, after having received the appropriate qualifications.
  • Installation of local business promoted by the Community Social Entrepreneurship Project
  • New paving and outdoor lighting
  • Installation of filtering gardens, environmentally efficient solutions with reduced implementation and operation costs
  • Alternatives for water supply, collection networks and sewage treatment

Get to know the areas foreseen in the Project

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Central Area

  • Grove | Reservoir – lookout point
  • Central pergola
  • Esplanade
  • Community market
  • Garden pergola
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Park Area

  • Paths and lookout points
  • Park facilities building
  • Pools and amphitheatre
  • Nursery
  • Ipê (Brazilian tree) Grove
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Soccer Field

  • Soccer field
  • Parking
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Symbolic Area

  • Sensory garden
  • Chapel
  • Comfort space
  • House of butterflies
  • Expansion of cemetery
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School Area

  • School square
  • School

Community Social Entrepreneurship Project

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Córrego do Feijão local businesses are being strengthened through qualifications and consultations provided to local residents. There are currently 7 businesses that are being supported.

Learn more about how we are supporting entrepreneurs

  • We are identifying business opportunities
  • We are providing assistance for the development of diagnostics and business plans
  • We are investing in local startup businesses (seed capital) in order to help them consolidate themselves on the marketplace
  • We are providing technical support and monitoring
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Strengthening social organizations and organizations for local producers and entrepreneurs

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Horizonte Project

Programa Valorizar

Itabirito Development Project

Horizonte Project

The Horizonte Project is an initiative developed by Vale in partnership with Semente Negócios (‘Business Seeds’) designed to provide support and qualifications for people in the opening and transition of ventures through business logic with purpose. The regions included in the initiative are: Itabirito, Barão de Cocais, Macacos, Antônio Pereira, Engenho Correia, and four other territories in Santa Bárbara: André do Mato Dentro, Barra Feliz, Brumal and Cruz dos Peixotos.

The opening of the Horizonte Project coincided with the Maratona Empreendedora (Entrepeneurship Marathon), which was held from April 10th to 18th, 2021 and the project will be concluded in October of 2022. We are currently working with 79 businesses.

Programa Valorizar (Valuing Program)

The Valorizar Program is an initiative from Vale meant to recognize and support projects that have an impact on the day-to-day reality in local communities. Within the context of Reparation, the Valorizar Program offers the added advantage of being able to provide technical qualifications with social organizations registered before the Public Notice is issued. Social organizations that work in Brumadinho, Barão de Cocais and Santa Bárbara (André do Mato Dentro, Cruz dos Peixotos, Brumal and Barra Feliz) are participating in the project.

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Itabirito Development Project

An initiative from Vale implemented by the company Raízes, the Itabirito Development Project was developed to expand the movement away from dependence on mining in Itabirito, promoting protagonism and local entrepreneurial culture. With a 2-year duration, the project works with creative sectors (culture and tourism) and agroecology.

Seminars and meetings centred on different themes with more than 40 participants have already been held. In addition, 15 businesses were chosen to be ‘incubated’ or, in other words, to receive technical consultations in Management, prototyping, and Innovation for Creative Businesses and Tourism and access to the marketplace, as well as individual mentoring.

The Horizonte Project is an initiative developed by Vale in partnership with Semente Negócios (‘Business Seeds’) designed to provide support and qualifications for people in the opening and transition of ventures through business logic with purpose. The regions included in the initiative are: Itabirito, Barão de Cocais, Macacos, Antônio Pereira, Engenho Correia, and four other territories in Santa Bárbara: André do Mato Dentro, Barra Feliz, Brumal and Cruz dos Peixotos.

The opening of the Horizonte Project coincided with the Maratona Empreendedora (Entrepeneurship Marathon), which was held from April 10th to 18th, 2021 and the project will be concluded in October of 2022. We are currently working with 79 businesses.

The Valorizar Program is an initiative from Vale meant to recognize and support projects that have an impact on the day-to-day reality in local communities. Within the context of Reparation, the Valorizar Program offers the added advantage of being able to provide technical qualifications with social organizations registered before the Public Notice is issued. Social organizations that work in Brumadinho, Barão de Cocais and Santa Bárbara (André do Mato Dentro, Cruz dos Peixotos, Brumal and Barra Feliz) are participating in the project.

Two women posing for photo holding a frame. One is wearing a dark blue shirt, the other is wearing a dark green shirt. Both wear a protective mask.
Photo: Vale Archive

An initiative from Vale implemented by the company Raízes, the Itabirito Development Project was developed to expand the movement away from dependence on mining in Itabirito, promoting protagonism and local entrepreneurial culture. With a 2-year duration, the project works with creative sectors (culture and tourism) and agroecology.

Seminars and meetings centred on different themes with more than 40 participants have already been held. In addition, 15 businesses were chosen to be ‘incubated’ or, in other words, to receive technical consultations in Management, prototyping, and Innovation for Creative Businesses and Tourism and access to the marketplace, as well as individual mentoring.

Strenghtening Tourism Support for Rural Producers Support for Rural Producers Redefining Córrego do Feijão Strengthening organizations and local entrepreneurs