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11/22/2018

Vale scores higher in Human Rights ranking

In a ranking released last week by the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) - a comparative study on human rights organized by international institutions - Vale was the only Brazilian company among the top ten. CHRB listed 101 of the world's largest publicly-traded companies, evaluating their performance in the agriculture, apparel, and extractive industries.

Vale ranked third in the Extractive sector and sixth overall, ranking third in the highest group (between 60% and 69%). In 2017, Vale had been in the sixth group (between 30% and 39%). Vale's Human Rights Guide and the face-to-face training of two thousand employees in 2018 - in addition to the online courses and chats for the dissemination of our policies and initiatives - contributed to the result.

Vale has been improving its human rights management through initiatives such as risk management and socio-environmental impact, due diligence processes, increased of complaints and greater transparency in the disclosure of company information related to the topic.

Camilla Lott, Executive Manager of Social Management and Human Rights

What is the CHRB?

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Ltd, is a not for profit company created to publish and promote the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark. The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) was launched in 2013 as a multi-stakeholder initiative and draws on investor, business and human rights, and benchmarking expertise from 7 organisations:

  • APG Asset Management (APG)
  • Aviva Investors
  • Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
  • EIRIS Foundation
  • The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)
  • Nordea Wealth Management
  • The Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development

Acess CHRB website

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Vale scores higher in Human Rights ranking