CHRB Response to Brumadinho Dam Disaster – Vale Suspension from Human Rights Benchmark

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Due to the devastating dam collapse at Vale’s Córrego do Feijão mine in Brumadinho, Brazil, CHRB has decided to remove Vale’s scores from the 2018 benchmark rankings and exclude their scores from the CHRB downloadable dataset. It would not be correct for CHRB to continue to rank Vale in the higher performance bands in the wake of such a tragedy. Vale’s inclusion in the 2019 benchmark, as well as any needed adjustments to the CHRB Methodology to deal with such emergent, large scale, human rights impacts, will be reviewed as more information is available. For a more detailed explanation see our full statement.

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