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Energy Efficiency

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Energy Efficiency is part of the Strategic Guidelines of the Climate Change policy. The document expresses Vale's commitment to implementing a comprehensive Energy Efficiency Program in all its operations, with the objective of consolidating this culture in all operational areas, ensuring that good energy consumption management practices are multiplied throughout the company´s value chain.

Energy Efficiency Program

Vale´s Energy Efficiency Program creates the necessary conditions to seek improvements in energy performance in all segments of Vale's production chain through the implementation of Energy Management and Energy Efficiency practices and routines. Being efficient in energy use is a mandatory condition for achieving the challenging Sustainability Goals while, at the same time, contributing to increased competitiveness by reducing operating costs.

Energy Efficiency Program


Vale´s Energy Efficiency Program creates the necessary conditions to seek improvements in energy performance in all segments of Vale's production chain through the implementation of Energy Management and Energy Efficiency practices and routines. Being efficient in energy use is a mandatory condition for achieving the challenging Sustainability Goals while, at the same time, contributing to increased competitiveness by reducing operating costs.

The pillars of the program are:

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Use of an automated energy measurement and management system (SmartEnergy)

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Standardization of energy management processes (Own governance)

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Transparency in performance management (Indicator Management Culture)

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Multidisciplinary teams to implement and manage the Program (Local Groups)

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Energy Platform (SmartEnergy):

SmartEnergy is an advanced Global Energy Management System, composed of specific modules for automatic data acquisition from electricity meters, quality analysis, indicator management of the main items that make up Vale´s energy matrix, energy budget management, energy balance sheets, management of energy efficiency initiatives, among others. The platform is a fundamental tool to ensure accuracy, transparency and promptness in managing all the inputs that make up Vale's energy matrix, in addition to systematically updating energy issues for all areas of the company.