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With operations, offices, exploration projects and joint ventures spread across five continents, Vale is the second biggest mining company in the world. Headquartered in Brazil, we operate in 38 countries and directly employ more than 126,000 people, as well as another 50,000 working on our ongoing projects.
We are present in Angola, Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Gabon, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States and Zambia, in addition to Brazil.
To transform mineral resources into prosperity and sustainable development.
To be the largest mining company in the world, and to surpass the established standards of excellence in research, development, project implementation and business operations.
Ethics and Transparency
Our behavior as an organization, by acting with integrity, abiding by the law, moral principles and behavioral covenants established and accepted by society, and by clearly communicating our policies and results.
Excellence in Performance
The quest for continuous improvement and process control, using performance indicators acknowledged as best practice, promoting a high-performance culture and ensuring that long-lasting competitive advantages are obtained and sustained.
Our determined mindset as an organization that rapidly and unrelentingly seeks new opportunities and innovative solutions in the face of shifting challenges and needs, ensuring the execution of strategies that contribute to Vale's growth.
Economic, Social and Environmental Responsibility
We acknowledge the need for these dimensions to be constantly in balance, promoting development and ensuring sustainability.
Prioritizing Life and Safety
We will never forgo safety. People are more important than results and material goods. There is never a choice to be made regarding someone's life - our only choice is the life, health, and safety of our customers, employees, and communities.
Respect for Diversity
Acknowledging one another as equals, respecting differences and promoting competitive inclusion — and recognizing differences as opportunities for integration and growth.
Proud to "Be Vale"
The result of all these values. We behave as owners of the business, in the relentless quest to achieve our defined goals, sharing and celebrating results and strengthening relationships. We are proud to build something that will make a difference. This is why we are proud to be Vale - all of us, management and other employees of the Company.