Vale S.A. and Rogério Mário Ziviani Gomes
Lead NCPBrazil
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionSpecific 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
Date14 Feb 2020
Host country(ies)Brazil
Industry sectorMining and quarrying
StatusIn progress

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.