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Health and Safety Performance

Vale recognizes that safety is the fundamental pillar for achieving operational excellence, and is based on the following objectives:

Prevention of injuries and chronic diseases;
Prevention of fatalities;
Prevention of catastrophic accidents.

For each one of those strategic pillars, objectives and targets are defined and monitored, through specific performance indicators (reactive and preventive), and periodically discussed in the critical analysis meetings with the management of the company.

Besides these strategic indicators, others of a more operational nature are also monitored, enabling the verification of the health and safety management inside and outside operations.

These indicators are:

KPI Report

Sum of the LTIFR

Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR):
Total amount of occupational injuries in controlled activities that result in lost time per million hours of exposure. The occupational injuries occurring with direct and outsourced employees in controlled activities are considered that result in lost time.

Vale 2016 2017 2018 2019¹
Australia 6.75 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brazil 0.45 0.54 0.42 0.47
Canada 0.79 0.97 1.39 1.49
Indonesia 0.11 0.15 0.05 0.12
Japan 5.70 0.00 0.00 0.00
Malaysia 0.00 1.02 0.96 1.84
Mozambique 0.32 0.22 0.31 0.00
New Caledonia 2.95 1.81 5.60 12.89
Oman 0.00 0.72 0.23 0.00
Paraguay 0.00 0.00 1.84 0.00
Peru 0.37 0.39 0.00 0.00
United Kingdom 0.00 2.56 2.30 0.00
Total 0.5 0.55 0.56 0.74

¹ As of September, 2019

Vale

Australia

2016
6.75

2017
0.00

2018
0.00

2019¹
0.00

Brazil

2016
0.45

2017
0.54

2018
0.42

2019¹
0.47

Canada

2016
0.79

2017
0.97

2018
1.39

2019¹
1.49

Indonesia

2016
0.11

2017
0.15

2018
0.05

2019¹
0.12

Japan

2016
5.70

2017
0.00

2018
0.00

2019¹
0.00

Malaysia

2016
0.00

2017
1.02

2018
0.96

2019¹
1.84

Mozambique

2016
0.32

2017
0.22

2018
0.31

2019¹
0.00

New Caledonia

2016
2.95

2017
1.81

2018
5.60

2019¹
12.89

Oman

2016
0.00

2017
0.72

2018
0.23

2019¹
0.00

Paraguay

2016
0.00

2017
0.00

2018
1.84

2019¹
0.00

Peru

2016
0.37

2017
0.39

2018
0.00

2019¹
0.00

United Kingdom

2016
0.00

2017
2.56

2018
2.30

2019¹
0.00

Total

2016
0.5

2017
0.55

2018
0.56

2019¹
0.74

Direct 2016 2017 2018 2019¹
Australia 8.61 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brazil 0.52 0.58 0.45 0.47
Canada 1.18 1.21 1.55 1.68
Indonesia 0.14 0.00 0.15 0.40
Japan 6.61 0.00 0.00 0.00
Malaysia 0.00 1.19 1.21 1.50
Mozambique 0.32 0.22 0.31 0.00
New Caledonia 2.36 2.11 5.87 16.92
Oman 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Paraguay 0.00 0.00 2.07 0.00
Peru 0.00 0.61 0.00 0.00
United Kingdom 0.00 1.83 3.52 0.00
Total 0.58 0.61 0.65 0.87

¹ As of September, 2019

Direct

Australia

2016
8.61

2017
0.00

2018
0.00

2019¹
0.00

Brazil

2016
0.52

2017
0.58

2018
0.45

2019¹
0.47

Canada

2016
1.18

2017
0.21

2018
1.55

2019¹
1.68

Indonesia

2016
0.14

2017
0.00

2018
0.15

2019¹
0.40

Japan

2016
6.61

2017
0.00

2018
0.00

2019¹
0.00

Malaysia

2016
0.00

2017
1.19

2018
1.21

2019¹
1.50

Mozambique

2016
0.00

2017
0.00

2018
0.17

2019¹
0.00

New Caledonia

2016
2.36

2017
2.11

2018
5.87

2019¹
16.92

Oman

2016
0.00

2017
0.00

2018
0.00

2019¹
0.00

Paraguay

2016
0.00

2017
0.00

2018
2.07

2019¹
0.00

Peru

2016
0.00

2017
0.00

2018
0.61

2019¹
0.00

United Kingdom

2016
0.00

2017
1.83

2018
3.52

2019¹
0.00

Total

2016
0.58

2017
0.61

2018
0.65

2019¹
0.87

Outsourced 2016 2017 2018 2019¹
Australia 3.62 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brazil 0.39 0.49 0.39 0.48
Canada 0.21 0.61 1.05 1.20
Indonesia 0.09 0.25 0.00 0.00
Japan 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Malaysia 0.00 0.89 0.79 2.08
Mozambique 0.51 0.34 0.38 0.00
New Caledonia 3.45 1.48 5.28 9.25
Oman 0.00 1.09 0.35 0.00
Paraguay 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Peru 0.56 0.29 0.00 0.00
United Kingdom 0.00 4.25 0.00 0.00
Total 0.42 0.5 0.47 0.62

¹ As of September, 2019

Outsourced

Australia

2016
3.62

2017
0.00

2018
0.00

2019¹
0.00

Brazil

2016
0.39

2017
0.49

2018
0.39

2019¹
0.48

Canada

2016
0.21

2017
0.61

2018
1.05

2019¹
1.20

Indonesia

2016
0.09

2017
0.25

2018
0.00

2019¹
0.00

Japan

2016
0.00

2017
0.00

2018
0.00

2019¹
0.00

Malaysia

2016
0.00

2017
0.89

2018
0.79

2019¹
2.08

Mozambique

2016
0.51

2017
0.34

2018
0.38

2019¹
0.00

New Caledonia

2016
3.45

2017
1.48

2018
5.28

2019¹
9.25

Oman

2016
0.00

2017
1.09

2018
0.35

2019¹
0.00

Paraguay

2016
0.00

2017
0.00

2018
0.00

2019¹
0.00

Peru

2016
0.56

2017
0.29

2018
0.00

2019¹
0.00

United Kingdom

2016
0.00

2017
4.25

2018
0.00

2019¹
0.00

Total

2016
0.42

2017
0.5

2018
0.47

2019¹
0.62

Sum of the TRIFR

Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR):
Total amount of occupational injuries per million hours of exposure. The occupational injuries occurring with direct and outsourced employees in controlled activities are considered that result in fatality, lost time, restriction of work, or medical treatment (not including first aid).

Vale 2016 2017 2018 2019¹
Australia 10.80 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brazil 1.23 1.32 1.39 1.53
Canada 10.29 11.92 12.71 10.59
Indonesia 1.01 0.92 0.55 0.65
Japan 17.10 0.00 0.00 7.21
Malaysia 1.02 1.53 1.44 3.07
Mozambique 1.93 1.70 0.98 0.63
New Caledonia 6.83 5.05 9.90 26.84
Oman 1.09 1.68 0.46 1.16
Paraguay 1.44 0.00 3.68 2.18
Peru 0.56 0.97 5.74 0.00
United Kingdom 0.00 6.41 2.30 0.00
Total 1.93 2.02 2.25 2.55

¹ As of September, 2019

Vale

Australia

2016
10.80

2017
0.00

2018
0.00

2019¹
0.00

Brazil

2016
1.23

2017
1.32

2018
1.39

2019¹
1.53

Canada

2016
10.29

2017
11.92

2018
12.71

2019¹
10.59

Indonesia

2016
1.01

2017
0.92

2018
0.55

2019¹
0.65

Japan

2016
17.10

2017
0.00

2018
0.00

2019¹
7.21

Malaysia

2016
1.02

2017
1.53

2018
1.44

2019¹
3.07

Mozambique

2016
1.93

2017
1.70

2018
0.98

2019¹
0.63

New Caledonia

2016
6.83

2017
5.05

2018
9.90

2019¹
26.84

Oman

2016
1.09

2017
1.68

2018
0.46

2019¹
1.16

Paraguay

2016
1.44

2017
0.00

2018
3.68

2019¹
2.18

Peru

2016
0.56

2017
0.97

2018
5.74

2019¹
0.00

United Kingdom

2016
0.00

2017
6.41

2018
2.30

2019¹
0.00

Total

2016
1.93

2017
2.02

2018
2.25

2019¹
2.55

Direct 2016 2017 2018 2019¹
Australia 12.92 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brazil 1.44 1.35 1.35 1.37
Canada 12.03 15.50 13.22 12.89
Indonesia 0.57 0.68 0.15 0.60
Japan 19.83 0.00 0.00 0.00
Malaysia 1.24 1.19 1.21 2.99
Mozambique 0.74 0.84 0.52 0.20
New Caledonia 5.40 3.87 7.95 29.38
Oman 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Paraguay 1.62 0.00 4.14 2.40
Peru 0.00 1.21 0.00 0.00
United Kingdom 0.00 5.50 3.52 0.00
Total 2.32 2.38 2.47 2.82

¹ As of September, 2019

Direct

Australia

2016
12.92

2017
0.00

2018
0.00

2019¹
0.00

Brazil

2016
1.44

2017
1.35

2018
1.35

2019¹
1.37

Canada

2016
12.03

2017
15.50

2018
13.22

2019¹
12.89

Indonesia

2016
0.57

2017
0.68

2018
0.15

2019¹
0.60

Japan

2016
19.83

2017
0.00

2018
0.00

2019¹
0.00

Malaysia

2016
1.24

2017
1.19

2018
1.21

2019¹
2.99

Mozambique

2016
0.74

2017
0.84

2018
0.52

2019¹
0.20

New Caledonia

2016
5.40

2017
3.87

2018
7.95

2019¹
29.38

Oman

2016
0.00

2017
0.00

2018
0.00

2019¹
0.00

Paraguay

2016
1.62

2017
0.00

2018
4.14

2019¹
2.40

Peru

2016
0.00

2017
1.21

2018
0.00

2019¹
0.00

United Kingdom

2016
0.00

2017
5.50

2018
3.52

2019¹
0.00

Total

2016
2.32

2017
2.38

2018
2.47

2019¹
2.82

Outsourced 2016 2017 2018 2019¹
Australia 7.24 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brazil 1.04 1.28 1.43 1.71
Canada 7.66 6.55 11.69 6.84
Indonesia 1.30 1.06 0.76 0.67
Japan 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.93
Malaysia 0.86 1.78 1.59 3.12
Mozambique 2.61 2.17 1.23 0.83
New Caledonia 8.06 6.31 12.19 24.54
Oman 1.79 2.55 0.71 1.72
Paraguay 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Peru 0.84 0.86 9.58 0.00
United Kingdom 0.00 8.50 0.00 0.00
Total 1.58 1.67 2.02 2.29

¹ As of September, 2019

Outsourced

Australia

2016
7.24

2017
0.00

2018
0.00

2019¹
0.00

Brazil

2016
1.04

2017
1.28

2018
1.43

2019¹
1.71

Canada

2016
7.66

2017
6.55

2018
11.69

2019¹
6.84

Indonesia

2016
1.30

2017
0.06

2018
0.76

2019¹
0.67

Japan

2016
0.00

2017
0.00

2018
0.00

2019¹
66.93

Malaysia

2016
0.86

2017
1.78

2018
1.59

2019¹
3.12

Mozambique

2016
2.61

2017
2.17

2018
1.23

2019¹
0.83

New Caledonia

2016
8.06

2017
6.31

2018
12.19

2019¹
24.54

Oman

2016
1.79

2017
2.55

2018
0.71

2019¹
1.72

Paraguay

2016
0.00

2017
0.00

2018
0.00

2019¹
0.00

Peru

2016
0.84

2017
0.86

2018
9.58

2019¹
0.00

United Kingdom

2016
0.00

2017
8.50

2018
0.00

2019¹
0.00

Total

2016
1.58

2017
1.67

2018
2.02

2019¹
2.29

Report of KPIs and Performance Evolution

Long Term Goals

Objective Target Indicator
Prevention of injury and occupational diseases. ZERO recordable injuries with potential for fatality or lives changed. N2 – Number of recordable injuries with potential for fatalities or changed lives.
Prevention of fatalities Reduce the exposure by 50% of employees submitted to the top 10 health risks by 2025. Number of employees exposed and the percentage of implementation of engineering controls.
Prevention of catastrophic accidents Eliminate of the significant risk scenarios by 2025. Number of significant risk scenarios eliminated.
Objective

Prevention of injury and occupational diseases.

Target
ZERO recordable injuries with potential for fatality or changed life.

Indicator
N2 – Number of recordable injuries with potential for fatalities or changed lives.

Prevention of fatalities

Target
Reduce the exposure by 50% of employees submitted to the top 10 health risks by 2025.

Indicator
Number of employees exposed and the percentage of implementation of engineering controls.

Prevention of catastrophic accidents

Target
Eliminate of the significant risk scenarios by 2025.

Indicator
Number of significant risk scenarios eliminated.

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