We realize that our suppliers play a vital role in Vale´s mission to transform natural resources into prosperity and sustainable development. At various stages in our production chain, we work with companies of different sizes in different locations.
Those values which underpin our actions, such as "Life matters most", "Care for the planet" and "Valuing people" are shared with our suppliers, so that in addition to forging transparent and sustainable relationships, we promote best business and professional practices – something we believe to be one of our roles as a global company.
Part of our strategy to develop the economy in our regions of operation is to give preference to local suppliers. Through initiatives such as training and skills-enabling, we enhance qualification among companies working with Vale.