Canada: Vale Invests in Humanitarian Aid to Tackle COVID-19

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5/22/2020

Canada: Vale Invests in Humanitarian Aid to Tackle COVID-19

Since the end of January, Vale has taken all measures required to support the prevention of COVID-19 in its Base Metals operations. Globally, the company complies with the health and safety protocols established by the authorities and agencies of each country. Vale also aims to globally support the government initiatives and communities at a time when usual outdoor activities present risks. Among the initiatives in Canada and UK (where the company has many of its Base Metals operations) are donations of masks, games, food - and it also includes a CAD$100,000 donation intended to support skyrocketing demand for food during the COVID-19 pandemic.

See below the main initiatives:


Newfoundland & Labrador (Canada):

  • Donation of 3,000 N95 masks and 60,000 surgical masks to Eastern Health
  • Donation of 1,200 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables to foodbanks in Nain, Natuashish and Sheshatshiu
  • Donation of $10,000 in games, puzzles, and other items to the Nunatsiavut government to provide to community members at a time when usual outdoor activities present safety risks
  • Donation of $20,000 to Community Food Sharing for Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Donation of $20,000 to Trinity Conception Health Foundation to assist with support for Front Line Health Care Workers
  • Donation of $10,000 to Canadian Cancer Society COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Clydach (UK)

  • Donation of 10,000 N95 masks to public health services in the Swansea Valley
  • Donation of £20,000 to foodbanks in the Swansea Valley

Manitoba (Canada)

  • Donation of $25,000 to a foodbank in Thompson
  • Donation of 3,000 N95 masks to Northern Health Region

Ontario (Canada)

  • Donation of 16,000+ N95 masks to local hospitals, long-term care facilities and paramedics.
  • Donation of 10,000 N95 masks to the University Hospital Network in Toronto
  • $100,000 donation to the Sudbury Food Bank’s Cash for Cans Campaign (Learn more)
  • Vale Canada and Wheaton Precious Metals donated $200,000 to the United Way Centraide North East Ontario’s (UWCNEO) COVID-19 Community Response Fund (Learn More)
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Canada: Vale Invests in Humanitarian Aid to Tackle COVID-19