Our Policy

Our approach to sustainability

Our Policy

Our policies are intended to transparently inform Vale's positioning and the principles that guide our actions, in setting the Company’s main strategies and managing issues that are critical for the Company and its stakeholders. The policies are instruments through which we can align with market practices, regulations and applicable laws.

Our company-wide commitments are outlined in the following key sustainability policy documents:

Global policy:

Anti-corruption Policy: This policy reaffirms the main requirements of anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws of the various jurisdictions and countries where Vale and its subsidiaries operate, and promotes continuous compliance with such laws. Antitrust Policy: This policy establishes the general rules, principles, guidelines and commitments related to full compliance with competition laws, allowing the ethical development of Vale's activities, with active involvement and cooperation with the competent authorities. Climate Change Policy: This policy establishes the climate change commitments and guidelines for Vale and for entities of Vale System. Code of Conduct: This policy establishes the fundamental principles that guide Vale's and its subsidiaries' actions are found in our Code of Conduct. These principles must be followed by everyone who acts on behalf of the Company: the executive Board and our employees, interns, contractors and partners. Diversity and Inclusion Policy: This policy establishes guidelines and commitments so that Vale's activities are guided by respect, inclusion, equity and appreciation of human and cultural diversity in the development of its activities, partnerships and in its production chain, in all regions where it is present and throughout the life cycle of its enterprises. People Policy: This policy establishes the commitments associated with People Management at Vale. Human Rights Policy: This policy establishes guidelines and principles for Vale’s actions to respect Human Rights in its projects and operations, throughout its activities and in its value chain, in the regions where Vale is present. Mining and Metallurgical Waste Management Policy: This policy establishes guidelines, commitments from Vale for the management of mining and metallurgical waste, in order to manage them sustainably throughout the entire production chain. Socioenvironmental Investments Policy: This policy establishes general guidelines for the planning and implementation of socioenvironmental investments. Sustainability Policy: This policy establishes sustainability guidelines and principles for our projects and operations, reinforcing our commitment to our value that Life Matters Most and our social, environmental and economic responsibility. Suppliers’ Code of Conduct: This policy aims to guide the relationship between Vale and its suppliers. For Vale, these partnerships are fundamental, because they help Vale to fulfill its mission of transforming natural resources into prosperity and sustainable development. Water Resources Policy: This policy establishes the principles and commitments of Vale and entities of the Vale System for the water and water resources, to manage them in a sustainable and responsible manner throughout the entire lifecycle of our enterprises.