Our corporate “Do what is right” value stimulates us to act with responsibility, honesty, trust, respect and loyalty.
The fundamental principles that guide the action of Vale and its subsidiaries in this area are to be found in our Code of Ethics and Conduct. These principles must be followed by everyone who acts on behalf of the company: the Executive Board and employees, interns, contractors and partners.
Reporting to the chairman of Vale’s Board of Directors, the Ethics and Conduct Office acts in accordance with our Code of Ethics and Conduct, as well as good corporate governance principles and applicable legislations, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (Sarbox). The department’s value proposition is as follows:
To promote continuous improvement in ethical awareness at Vale and guarantee for internal and external stakeholders a proactive, transparent, independent and impartial communications channel to handle allegations and complaints.