Institutional partnerships

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Institutional partnerships

Institutional partnerships

We are partners with international and regional organizations, participating in discussions about environmental, commercial, energy, sustainable development and transparency policies, among others.

Find out about some of our main institutional partnerships.

Global entities and associations

Voluntary Principles Initiative

Vale became a member of the Voluntary Principles Initiative in November 2016, but the company’s security activities have been aligned to these principles since 2007, reinforcing Vale's main value "life matters most. The implementation of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights allows for a valuable peer learning experience and guidance to the company’s human rights and security programs and procedures.

International Council on Mining & Metals - (ICMM)

ICMM is an international organisation dedicated to a safe, fair and sustainable mining industry. It brings together 25 mining and metals companies and over 30 regional and commodities associations. Vale is one of them and adhered to the Postition Statement on Mining and Indigenous Peoples.

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

Since 2009, Vale has publicly supported the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The company’s backing for EITI initially took place through the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). In 2014, in order to reinforce its support for EITI, Vale decided to endorse this important initiative directly. Find out more about our corporate governance practices.

United Nations Global Compact

Since 2007, we have been signatories to the Global Compact, following its 10 principles. At the UN’s invitation, in 2010 we joined Global Compact Lead, a platform that brings together leading companies in sustainability issues already in the Global Compact initiative.

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI)

This initiative seeks to advance the sustainable development agenda through a partnership between investors, academia and government, reaffirming the essential role performed by responsible investors. We are founding members and the main sponsors of the former VCC, a partnership with the Columbia University Earth Institute and Columbia Law School, in New York, led by professor and renowned development economist Jeffrey Sachs.

OECD Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC)

We monitor and participate actively in committees of relevance to our sector, including those concerning Raw Materials, Corporate Governance, Sustainable Development, the Environment, Energy and Trade. In addition, at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), we participate in committees of interest to our business, such as the Steel Committee, and working groups, including the one on Policy Dialogue for Natural Resource-Based Development and the Consultative Group on Stakeholder Engagement and Due Diligence in the extractive sector.

Brazilian Mining Institute (Ibram)

We participate in a variety of initiatives and special programs conducted by the Institute and other partners, in order to promote sustainable development through studies, manuals, guides, research, innovation and the use of the most modern technologies available.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

We collaborate with the development of the WBCSD Action 2020 project, which is aimed at pointing the way for companies to exert their role in the challenge of achieving a sustainable planet by 2050, through suggestions for public policies and business solutions. In 2014, we made our main contribution in working groups on climate change, ecosystems, talent, jobs, and basic needs and rights.

Other global partners
  • Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
  • Centre National de Recherche Technologique Nickel et Son Environnement (CNRT Nickel)
  • OECD Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC)
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • United Nations Global Compact
  • Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
  • Reputation Institute Sustainability 50
  • The Nickel Institute

Regional partners

  • BRICS Business Council
  • European Association of Metals (Eurometaux)
  • European Steel Association (Eurofer)
  • Brazil-Canada CEO Forum
  • Brazil-United States CEO Forum
  • Latin American Iron and Steel Institute (Ilafa)