Our suppliers play a vital role in Vale's mission to transform natural resources into prosperity and sustainable development. We work with companies of different sizes throughout our production chain in each of the locations where we operate.  

We share our values such as "Life matters most," "Care for the planet," and "Valuing people" with our suppliers. We endeavour to forge transparent and sustainable relationships, and promote best business and professional practices – something we believe to be one of our rol​es as a global company.

Part of our strategy to support the economies where we operate is to give preference to local suppliers. Through initiatives such training and job skills development, we seek to promote the qualifications of the companies working with Vale.