Company

Company Profile

Metals and Mining

Vale SA

Total score

Total score : 19
1
9
  • Poor

    0

    20

  • Unsatisfactory

    21

    40

  • Fair

    41

    60

  • Good

    61

    80

  • Excellent

    81

    100

Transparency score
17%
Transparency score: 17%

US$ 37 billion

Total aggregate sales

US$ 3 billion

Average monthly sales

12,101

Number of current employees who will die from a NCDs between the ages of 30-70*

*Based on WHO Regional Comparable Estimates

US$ 536.5 million

Total spending on CSR (health and community)

75,531

Total number of employees

Men

87.1%

Women

12.9%

Employee Overlay

Probability of dying from NCDs per country/region

Wellness program

Health and safety

Vision/mission:

Focus on health, for Vale SA means managing health in an integrated manner through three pillars - occupational health, personal health and community health. In addition to these the company has also maintained the following preventative measures: travel health and malaria control. Therefore, the company seek to promote an ever-increasing number of healthy people at all stages of life.

Program activities:

  • Occupational health - encompassing occupational medicine, occupational hygiene and ergonomics. In 2014, Vale focused on the training of leaders and technicians in these areas
  • Personal health - encourages employee health outside the workplace. For this pillar, the company conducted several awareness and prevention campaigns and training actions. For more information, see the table of actions dedicated to employees, family and communities.
  • Community health - aims to prevent disease and promote health. An example of the implementation of this pillar is the operation of health clinics in Vitória, São Luís and Itabira and the Yutaka Takeda and 5 de Outubro both hospitals in Carajás. The main objective of these clinics and hospitals is to provide an alternative for local medical care within the health system and to generate a network of professionals that are loyal and integrated to the company’s goals.
  • Travel Health - The company has intensified the prevention and mitigation of risk through pre-trip risk assessment, including monitoring during and after travel. This action focuses on offering guidance on preventive measures and vaccination requirements and classifies the potential risk of trips, which according to the risk established may not be recommended. In addition, Vale has an online platform that informs all employees the risks to which they are exposed on the road, thus facilitating decision-making in the event of an emergency
  • Malaria control - the company has maintained a Malaria Control Program, which systematically addresses risk in areas where this disease is endemic. This initiative is aligned with the company's support of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria,

Health outcome:

Engagement actions in 2014:

  • Day of Reflection - Health and safety event that brought together approximately 130,000 employees and contractors to reflect about fatalities and intensify collective efforts to achieve zero harm.
  • Global Health Week - With the theme “Balance life in health”, 82,000 employees and contractors participated in actions to reinforce the importance of balancing aspects of life inside and outside the workplace, maintaining healthy habits and preventing illnesses.
  • Incident Prevention Global Internal Week - Awareness actions directed at employees and contractors about Risk Management, reinforcing the prevention, identification, analysis and control of risk in order to reduce the occurrence of undesired events.
  • Active Genuine Care - means caring for yourself, caring for others and letting others care for you. In 2014, this concept was disseminated in the company's engagement actions, in order to raise awareness among employees and contractors about health and safety. The company strove to construct a perception of continuous action, anchored in a culture of interdependence in which they each feel responsible for one another. They also encourage the dissemination of these practices by employees and contractors in their personal lives and in their communities

Humanistic and productivity outcome:

In 2014, around 96% of employees were represented by Health and Safety Committees, which in addition to contributing to the prevention of incidents and occupational illnesses, identify ways of continuously improving processes and working conditions (this percentage was 96.5% in 2013 and 89.5% in 2012)

Health outcome:

Engagement actions in 2014:

  • Day of Reflection - Health and safety event that brought together approximately 130,000 employees and contractors to reflect about fatalities and intensify collective efforts to achieve zero harm.
  • Global Health Week - With the theme “Balance life in health”, 82,000 employees and contractors participated in actions to reinforce the importance of balancing aspects of life inside and outside the workplace, maintaining healthy habits and preventing illnesses.
  • Incident Prevention Global Internal Week - Awareness actions directed at employees and contractors about Risk Management, reinforcing the prevention, identification, analysis and control of risk in order to reduce the occurrence of undesired events
  • Active Genuine Care - means caring for yourself, caring for others and letting others care for you. In 2014, this concept was disseminated in the company's engagement actions, in order to raise awareness among employees and contractors about health and safety. The company strove to construct a perception of continuous action, anchored in a culture of interdependence in which they each feel responsible for one another. They also encourage the dissemination of these practices by employees and contractors in their personal lives and in their communities.

Humanistic and productivity outcome:

In 2014, around 96% of employees were represented by Health and Safety Committees, which in addition to contributing to the prevention of incidents and occupational illnesses, identify ways of continuously improving processes and working conditions (this percentage was 96.5% in 2013 and 89.5% in 2012)