The Mediated Compensation Program (PIM) started being implemented by Renova Foundation. The initiative aims to compensate people directly affected by the collapse of the Fundão tailings dam, owned by Samarco Mineração S.A., in Mariana (MG). The program will reimburse those affected in a transparent, fair and just way, enabling faster results for impacted people without the procedures and costs of a lawsuit.
The initiative agrees with the Transaction and Conduct Modification Agreement, signed in March 2016, which established the Renova Foundation as an organization responsible for repair programs in the affected regions.
Compensations will be defined through mediation sessions with a representative of Renova Foundation; with the affected person, who may be legally assisted by a public defender or his/her attorney, if he/she wishes; and a neutral, impartial and independent mediator. The Mediated Compensation Program will have offices throughout the region directly affected by the collapse, called Mediated Compensation Centers.
Specific issues such as compensation values, start of scheduling, location of offices and other program criteria are still being defined. This process is being done with the involvement of representatives of the affected population and technical entities, through dialogue meetings and participation in the final construction of the damage matrix. The final model of the program will be shared with the people in feedback meetings and with technical and public entities. Then, it will be performed a wide disclosure of scheduling channels, service locations and office hours, including via website, accessible to all interested parties.