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In Rio de Janeiro, we operate the Portos Sul complex, on Costa Verde region of Rio de Janeiro and host our company headquarters. Comprising terminals for the loading of iron ore, the site has the capacity to ship more than 75 million tonnes per year.

The structure also includes the Ilha Guaíba Terminal (TIG) and the Terminal of Companhia Portuária Baía de Sepetiba (CPBS), in addition to the operation of the wagon dumper at Ternium, located in the Santa Cruz neighborhood, West Zone of the capital of Rio de Janeiro.  

In the surroundings of operating unit, we also carry out actions that seek to preserve the environment . One of them is the Fazenda Marinha project, which monitors environmental quality indicators in Sepetiba Bay. Furthermore, we operate  initiatives focused on valuing local culture and promoting educational and reading encouragement actions.  

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Winds of citizenship

This is one of the highlights of this edition, the Grael Project, which has been developing educational activities related to water sports for children and young people in socially vulnerable situations in Mangaratiba. Furthermore, we have invested in the public health network through an important support to improve the services provided to the community. New furniture, equipment and training for the professionals were delivered through the Vale Foundation's Ciclo Saúde (Health Cycle). We also invested in cultural projects, such as the Itaguaí Cultural Activation project, which has already benefited more than 15,000 students from public schools in the municipality.
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Our initiatives 

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Fazenda Marinha 

Since 1996, Vale maintains Fazenda Marinha, a project that monitors environmental quality indicators in Sepetiba Bay. The initiatives developed at the site include the monitoring of the population dynamics of the Guiana dolphin and the seahorse, in addition to the periodic release of 2 million native shrimp in their post-larval stage. 

At the Farm, monitoring research and studies on the habits and behavior of these animals are also carried out, contributing to the conservation of marine fauna. 

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Participative Community Program 

We seek to contribute to the development of the communities where we operate. That's why we created the Participative Community Program, where we select social projects be sponsored by Vale.  
Learn more about the latest edition of the program
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Literacy Routes and Networks

The project, promoted by the Vale Foundation in partnership with the Municipal Education Department of Mangaratiba and Instituto de Arte Tear, aims to train educators to encourage reading habits among children and youth and to promote literature.  
The initiative includes in-person training for educators on Reading Mediation. Another action is the qualification of reading spaces in school environments, providing advice to reading room teachers and the structuring and computerization of reading spaces, in addition to the donation of materials.

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Photographer: Ricardo Teles

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Day Against Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Women and Children

Day Against Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Women and Children

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50 years of the Brazil-China partnership

Learn more about the business relationship with China and the agreements made recently

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Check out the 2Q23 Financials Results

Vale’s 2Q23 financial performance is now available.

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Vale announces strategic partnership with Manara Minerals and Engine No. 1 to accelerate growth of energy transition metals business

Partnership will fast-track capital program, generate jobs and economic growth

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Check out the 2Q23 sales and production report

Vale's Sales and Production performance for 2Q23 is now available.

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