Vale S.A. and Multiple Individuals
Lead NCPBrazil
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionSpecific instance alleging a non-observance of the OECD Guidelines.
Theme(s)General policies, Disclosure, Human rights, Environment
Date14 Feb 2020
Host country(ies)Brazil
Industry sectorMining and quarrying
StatusIn progress

On 14 February 2020, a group of individuals submitted a specific instance to the Brazilian NCP, alleging that Vale S.A. did not observe the OECD Guidelines as a result of the Brumadinho dam accident that took place on 25 January 2019.

The submitters, who are residents of São Sebastião das Águas Claras (known as "Macacos"), in Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, assert that the dam collapse changed the daily life, business, and economic development of the region which is dependent on tourism.

On 13 April 2020, the NCP undertook its initial assessment and accepted the case for further examination.