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our mission:To transform natural resources into prosperity and sustainable development
our vision: To be the number one global natural resources company in creating long term value, through excellence and passion for people and the planet
our values: 1 Life matters most 2 Value our people 3 Prize our planet 4 Do what is right 5 Improve together 6 Make it happen
As part of the celebrations for Vale’s 70-year anniversary, the book Vale – Our History was released in November 2012. The book eternalizes our history in 420 pages filled with interesting stories and historical data.
At first, the idea was to produce a simple catalogue of photos, but the amount of material that was found exceeded expectations. With a print run of 15,000 copies, the publication has been distributed to public libraries, schools and universities throughout Brazil.
The publication is part of a project to preserve memories of Vale. The first product was a 26-minute film that won a Golden Dolphin at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards in 2012. This was the first Brazilian film to have won this award.
Our primary business is mining, an essential activity in modern times. From cell phones to airplanes, building structures to coins, ores are the ingredients for various indispensable items for your everyday life.
We are the world’s largest iron ore and nickel producer, also operating in other mineral sectors, and through investments in technology and logistics we assure efficiency, growth and sustainability in our operations.
It is difficult for us in this modern world, to spend one day without a car, bus, refrigerator or elevator. Our everyday life, like that of thousands of others around the world, owes a great deal to steel and steel mills.
Steel has been essential since the Industrial revolution. It is produced from iron ore, our main raw material. The steel production process also uses coal.
Promoting the steel industry in Brazil, where our head offices and our major operations are located, is part of Vale’s global strategy.