Policies and Corporate Documents - ESG
Policies and Corporate Documents
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. Know what our policies are.
Drafting and Publication of Policies
Vale Group Business and Entity Management Policy
This policy establishes the guidelines and principles for the management of Companies and Entities of the Vale Group, ensuring that best Corporate Governance practices are consistently followed, as well as ensuring a lean and functional organizational structure fully adherent to Vale’s values and strategy.
Management Nomination Policy
This policy set principles, criteria and procedures to guide the choice of managers for the positions of members of the Board of Directors, Advisory Committees and Executive Board, and of Officers who report to the Chief Executive Officer, in line with the best practices of corporate governance and applicable law.
Policy of Disclosure of Information and Securities Trading
This policy regulates the disclosure of material information of Vale S.A. (Vale) and its subsidiaries. It also promotes the responsible trading of securities issued by Vale, or related to them, eliminating any inappropriate use of information relating to Fact about Vale ("Privileged Information").
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.
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.
Socioenvironmental and Institutional External Expenditures Policy
This policy establishes general guidelines for the planning and implementation of socioenvironmental investments.
Climate Change Policy
This policy establishes the climate change commitments and guidelines for Vale and for entities of Vale System.
Risk Management Policy
This policy establishes guidelines for the integrated management of potential risks to which Vale System entities are exposed.
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.
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.
Principles of Conduct for Third Parties
This document aims to share our values and ethical principles with suppliers and other third parties that work in partnership with Vale. We seek to work with third parties who are committed to operating their businesses in a responsible and ethical manner.
CEO Succession Policy
This policy establishes procedures to guide the succession process of the Chief Executive Office ("CEO") of Vale SA ("Vale" or "the Company") to ensure the continuity of the Company's business. To guide the alignment of such processes with corporate governance best practices and applicable laws.
Executive Directors Compensation Policy
This policy establishes general guidelines for defining the model and compensation management of the statutory members of Vale’s Executive Directors.
Sanctions Compliance Policy
This policy establishes guidelines to ensure that Vale complies globally with sanctions imposed against countries, entities and individuals by the main international rules and regulations in conducting its business.
Related Parties Transactions and Conflicts of Interest Policy
This policy aims to establish principles and guidelines for conducting Transactions with Related Parties, and other situations of potential conflicts of interest involving Vale S.A. or its Subsidiaries, under commutative and market conditions, and excluding from the decision-making process any person(s) with potential conflicts of interest.
This policy establishes principles, guidelines, limits and procedures that shall govern the indemnity commitments of Vale or its wholly-owned controlled companies and the members of the Board of Directors, Advisory Committees to the Board, the Executive Board, Vale’s General Counsel and other beneficiaries covered by this Policy.
Shareholders Remuneration Policy
This policy aims to regulate issues related to shareholder remuneration, such as the periodicity of payment, minimum amount and the possibility of additional remuneration, by the distribution of extraordinary dividends.
Policy for Provision of Audit Services by the Independent Auditor
This policy establishes the guidelines and principles for engaging the external auditor for the performance of audit and audit related services for Vale S.A. and its subsidiaries consolidated financial statements, in compliance with the requirements under the applicable laws.
Policy for Dam Safety and Geotechnical Mining Structures
The Vale Board of Directors has approved on October 27th,2022, the first revision of the Policy for Dam Safety and Geotechnical Mining Structures,“POL-0037-G”.
This policy establishes the commitments associated with People Management at Vale.
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.
Vale´s Management Model Policy
The Executive Committee has approved on September 12th, the first revision of Vale´s Management Model Policy,“VPS -“POL-0035-G”.
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.
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.
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.
Consequence Management Policy
This policy to establish guidelines for the consequence management process when the ethical principles set out in the Code of Conduct or in Vale’s other normative documents are not complied with, characterizing a misconduct.
Internal Audit Charter
This Charter establishes the principles and guidelines for the Internal Audit activity, as well as guides employees to support the activities performed by Internal Audit.
The nomenclature of the position of Chief Compliance Officer will be updated to Chief Audit and Compliance Officer after the Annual Meeting of Shareholders on April 2022.