Commitment to the Sultanate

Commitment to the Sultanate

Commitment to the Sultanate

​Job Generation

We place great value in the diversity of our workforce. We acknowledge one another as equals and respect our differences, recognizing them as opportunities for integration and growth. Vale is committed to the development of Omanis, especially the youth from the North Al Batinah region where our complex is located.



Vale’s strategy has always centered on fostering national talent wherever it operates, empowering them with the means to develop their capacities and expanding their knowledge to new horizons. Since the beginning of our operations in the Sultanate, we have offered diverse training opportunities for our people from various educational backgrounds and specializations at the Pelletizing Plant and Distribution Center.
Vale is committed to investing in employees by recognizing, valuing their contributions and developing their professional skills while meeting the needs of the business. Driven by this mandate, Vale has adopted the 70:20:10 framework in its approach to develop employees.


​Local Supply Chain Development


Creating economic value and going beyond by contributing to the development of the regions where we operate is key to​ our business and operations.

To build on this solid foundation, we have awarded contracts to supply our Industrial Complex in Sohar with engineering, human resources and maintenance services. This ensures the sustainability of our company while creating new revenue streams for local entrepreneurs and businesses to thrive. This will result in sharing and creating value, boosting the local supply chain competencies and building long-term relationships.​

Environmentally Friendly Operation​ 

Vale is a transformational company. It transforms the environment where it operates, the social context where it is present and the economies where it carries out its activities. What does Sustainable Development mean for Vale? It means identifying the countless opportunities for growth that are available, while also recognizing the planet’s physical limits. The company is committed to practicing and promoting the efficient use of this resources, investing in clean energy and acting to mitigate the impact of its operations on climate change. For Vale Sustainable Development also means sharing its opportunities and benefits with society, in particular with the communities, government and local institutions that are directly and indirectly impacted by the company activities. 


Sustainable Operator

Vale has invested to employ advanced technologies in its pelletizing and port operations in order to adhere to the environmental measurement in accordance to the Environmental Regulations of Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs. ISO 14001 Certificate was awarded to Vale in Oman in 2016 reflecting the company commitment to the environmental controls.

The environmental controls that Vale has, place it as one of the companies that are complying with local and global environmental standards, including dust monitoring systems and emissions controls in addition to the Green Belt surrounding the plant and Wind Fence around the stockyard with high efficiency of dust retention.

The company has made a plan to use solar panels in parking spaces and other places, installation started at January 2018, 50 solar panels were purchased and received from a local company. Several solar poles are being installed in parking lots. Another point worth mentioning is the total autonomy of the pole, since it has its own power source (solar panel) and does not connect to the power grid. Through a photo-sensor, the pole lamp automatically turns on at dusk and extinguishes at dawn. Poste Solar brings a new concept of lighting, incorporating a clean, renewable and free energy source, associated with the principles of energy efficiency with the use of high-bright LED lamps.

The company has also implemented the Dry Dust Cruster (DBD) and a special spraying system used to cover the iron ore stockpiles to create a tough and long lasting crust.