Brazil’s Vale Denies Allegations of Environment and Labor Violations

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – One of the largest mining companies in the world, Brazil’s Vale, has been accused of human rights violations and causing negative environmental impacts for profit by the NGO International Articulation of Those Affected by Vale in its “Vale Report 2015”. The multinational company, with projects in the Americas, Africa and Asia denied allegations of irregularities in its environmental licenses and slave labor practices.

“The company rejects all and any activity which involves inadequate work conditions and reiterates its commitment with the compliance of the norms and existing workers’ health . . .

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