Discover some of the actions carried out until December
Since 2019, we have carried out several actions to mitigate, make
the reparation and support communities and people affected by the
B1 dam failure.
Our commitment at Vale is to focus on people, safety and reparation.
We are committed to building a more human, safer and increasingly
sustainable Vale, putting people at the center of our decisions.
We work daily to fulfill the mission of fully making the reparation
of the damage caused to people and territories by the B1 breach and
emergency evacuations. Over these nearly three years, in addition to
indemnities and the Comprehensive Reparation Agreement, we made
progress in the areas of health care for those affected, training
and mentoring for residents to work in new and existing businesses,
in addition to advances in the environmental area.
Our structuring actions have evolved in all territories. We
recognize, however, that dissatisfactions persist, and we seek to
learn from them. We keep an eye out for the needs of the residents.
We evolved in the execution of projects and delivered new or
renovated public equipment, essential to the communities. In the
territories where emergency evacuations took place, based on
dialogue with residents, we continued to advance in the construction
and execution of Compensation and Development Plans.
"We remain committed to the fulfillment assumed from the first
moment, which is integral reparation, that is, taking care of
those affected, improving local infrastructure, reactivating the
economy, valuing nature and tourism and caring for the memory of
- Marcelo Klein
Special Director of Reparation and Development..
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Continue working for the economic development of the regions
Our work aims at economically developing the regions affected
by the B1 Dam collapse and the evacuation of territories is
our priority. Through training projects, supporting
entrepreneurship and promoting local tourism, we encourage the
creation of business fronts and the strengthening of existing
production chains, thus contributing to increase the
population's family income and diversify the economy.
Maria de Lourdes Almeida, resident of Parque da Cachoeira, in
Brumadinho, has reasons to be proud: she completed the Civil
Construction Officer course and had her house renovated in the
Yara Tupynambá Project. Like Ms. Lourdinha, another 143
residents of Parque da Cachoeira, Cantagalo and Córrego do
Feijão graduated from professional qualification courses held
by the Yara Tupynamba Institute. In addition to learning, the
students chose 232 houses to be renovated by the Project and
built 230 gardens to be planted. The Project started at the
end of 2019 and ended in September 2021.
“It's the biggest emotion we have when we learn things,
because you know you were able to do that there. I went to
fight and won” – Lourdinha Almeida, student of the Yara
Tupynambá Project and resident of Parque da Cachoeira, in
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Environmental recovery keeps advancing
From seed to seed, with the use of innovative and sustainable
techniques, the recovery of areas degraded by the dam collapse
continues advancing. You will see how we evolved in the actions
for reforestation in Brumadinho and the importance of wild
animals in this process.
“I am very happy as a seed collector, as they say on the farm.
All the knowledge I have was acquired through years of
experience and observation. I never went to college. Today I
work with biologists and teachers. The seed has its value. It
is a product of the forest and preserves nature.”
- Salvador da Silva, seed collector and resident of
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Social and urban infrastructure works
Part of the impact compensation process, the works are defined
from the active listening of communities and partnerships with
public authorities, with a focus on improving the quality of
life and collective well-being.
Among the various works completed or in progress, the asphalt
paving, drainage and traffic signaling works have been
completed on approximately 2km of Rua Amianto, the road that
connects the community of Pires to the center of Brumadinho.
The remaining small stretch, 400 meters, is within the
community and will receive an interlocking floor, as well as
the other internal streets of Pires. This initiative is part
of the compensation actions defined through dialogue with
communities and municipal management to improve the
population's safety and quality of life.
“The asphalt was wonderful for everyone; it facilitates for
us to walk around. The road is clean, with visible signs,
road bumps, cat’s eyes. I can only thank you for your
kindness and dedication, because even the way of working has
affection involved. Now we can even go for a walk without
getting our feet dirty.”
– Maria Aparecida Silva Benevides, resident of Pires, in
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Territorial Compensation and Development Plans
The results of the Compensation and Development Plans are
already being reaped from the joint effort with the government
and communities affected by emergency evacuations and preventive
In addition to building and renovating public facilities, we
continue to invest in projects to strengthen local social
organizations, diversifying sources of income and encouraging
new business fronts. In parallel to this, we maintain our
commitment to increase the safety of communities, intensifying
preventive, corrective and monitoring actions in our structures.
One of the main milestones in this process is the elimination of
upstream dams, which continue to advance in the territories.
"It was very quiet indoors and the Grocery course was
excellent for me! I learned new recipes and met different
people. It's good for us to produce our own food instead of
buying industrialized products It's healthier and we save
- Dulce Arcanjo Rodrigues Marques, project participant.
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