Communities Pledge to work toward Global Resistance of Negative Social and Environmental Impact
Representatives from labor unions, fishermen, rural workers and leaders of traditional communities in areas around the world where Vale has mining operations will issue an 80-page document here today called “Report of the Impact and Violations of Vale in the World.” It documents specific cases and gives a dimension of the impacts caused by Vale, the second largest mining company in the world, related to its international business activities.
Known as “Those Affected by Vale”, the group of 150 representatives from Peru, Chile, Argentina, Canada, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Mozambique, as well as 10 states of Brazil and observers from France, USA and Germany are meeting for the first time to discuss common strategies to resist the company’s aggressive business practices.
Last week, participants joined two caravans traveling to cities and states in the north and southeast of Brazil. They have talked with local unions of Vale employees and representatives from communities that are affected by Vale projects to gain first hand understanding of their core issues ... more