Update: Dam Collapse in Brazil: Lawsuit against Executives

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Since the disastrous collapse of the tailings dam in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais in November 2015 (which FACING FINANCE has reported on several times since the incident) the Brazilian public prosecutor’s office filed homicide charges against 21 executive   ... →

Vale S.A.: Vale obtains environmental license for its new iron ore project in a protected forest

Environmental threat in Brazil

It is a first step for Vale concerning its new iron ore project, after the Brazilian company has obtained a preliminary environmental license. Indeed, according to a press release of Vale on 27th June, the license   ... →

Vale S.A.: Forced resettlement of the iron foundry´s neighbours

Environmental and health damages in Brazil

The 380 Families, who are living next to Vale´s iron foundry in Piquià de Baixo in the North-Brazilian state of Maranhão, are more and more often forced to resettle to other places. Indeed, over   ... →

Vale Fertilizantes: Refusal to negotiate with worker´s union

Violation of Trade union rights in Brazil

In Brazil, the fertilizer company Vale Fertilizantes is consistently ignoring worker´s demands concerning substantial corporate proposals and remains reluctant to include unions in the preparatory negotiations. Vale´s attitude is called into question by   ... →