|Vale S.A. and Rogério Mário Ziviani Gomes|
|Description||Specific instance submitted by M. Rogério Mário Ziviani Gomes concerning an alleged non-observance of the OECD Guidelines by Vale S.A., a mining and quarrying MNE.|
|Theme(s)||General policies, Disclosure, Human rights, Environment|
|Date||14 Feb 2020|
|Industry sector||Mining and quarrying|
Read the initial statement issued by the Brazilian NCP on 3 September 2020: Portuguese
On 14 February 2020, the legal representatives of Mr. Rogério Mário Ziviani Gomes submitted a specific instance to the Brazilian NCP, alleging that Vale S.A., a mining and quarrying MNE had not observed the General Policies (Chapter II), Disclosure (Chapter III), Human Rights (Chapter IV) and Environment (Chapter VI) provisions of the OECD Guidelines. The submitter is a managing partner of Vila Solaris Hospedagens e Eventos, an enterprise located in the district of São Sebastião das Águas Claras (known as "Macacos"), in Nova Lima, Minas Gerais. The issues raised relate to risks posed to the viability of as a result of its proximity to a tailings dam owned by Vale S.A..
On 13 April 2020, the NCP accepted the case for further examination after initial assessment.
On 21 April 2020, the submitter requested the suspension of the procedure due to direct negotiations being carried out with the company. The NCP granted the suspension request.