Brazilian prosecutors file injunction demanding safety measures at Vale

Thursday, 03 September 2020 00:49:42 (GMT+3)   |   Sao Paulo
       

Brazilian federal prosecutors filed an injunction demanding a “legal intervention” at iron ore producer Vale, so the company will be legally forced to establish plans and a safety policy.

Prosecutors asked a legal mediator to be appointed in up to 15 days; the mediator will be expected to name the directors and high-level managers at Vale who should be dismissed from their roles, so the legal “intervenor” can assume its role.

The intervenor should draft a work plan for restructuring Vale’s governance to set up short, medium and long-term goals for issues related to safety. Prosecutors blamed Vale for creating an internal culture that ignores environmental and human risks.


Most Recent Related Articles

Vale hires Hidrovias do Brasil to transport 3.2 million mt of iron ore in 2021

Vale resumes Viga mine operations after losing 66,000/mt in production over six days

Vale says 33 waste dams have no stability certificate

Prosecutors appeal Vale’s $44.4 million deal with attorney general over Brumadinho

Vale suspends dam works and concentration activities, loses 11,000 mt/day capacity