6-K 1 tm2118077d3_6k.htm FORM 6-K




United States

Securities and Exchange Commission

Washington, D.C. 20549




Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
of the


Securities Exchange Act of 1934


For the month of


June 2021


Vale S.A.


Praia de Botafogo nº 186, 18º andar, Botafogo
22250-145 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

(Address of principal executive office)


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Halting of activities at the Mariana Complex


Rio de Janeiro, June 4th, 2021 - Vale SA (“Vale” or “Company”) informs that it has halted the circulation of trains on the Fábrica Nova branch of the Estrada de Ferro Vitória a Minas (EFVM), located at the Mariana Complex, in compliance with the notification from the Regional Labor Superintendence for the interdiction of activities in areas close to the Xingu dam, at Alegria Mine.


The measure will stop the flow of material produced at the Timbopeba Plant during the interdiction and, consequently, will temporarily halt production at this unit, with an estimated impact of 33 thousand tons of iron ore fines per day. In addition, some of Alegria Mine's internal accesses were closed, with partial impacts on the plant's production, estimated at 7.5 thousand tons of iron ore fines per day.


Vale is taking all the necessary measures to resume those activities as soon as possible, keeping its focus on the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of employees and communities located in the vicinities of its structures.


Vale emphasizes that the Xingu Dam remains at level 2 of the Emergency Action Plan for Mining Dams (PAEBM), in which there is no imminent risk of rupture, and that the structure's safety conditions remain unchanged. The Xingu dam is monitored and inspected daily by a specialized technical team and is included in the company's dam decharacterization plan. The Self-Rescue Zone (ZAS) of the Xingu Dam remains evacuated, with no permanent presence of people in the area.


Luciano Siani Pires

Executive Officer of Investor Relations



Ever since the Covid-19 outbreak began, our highest priority is the health and safety of our employees. Our IR team adopted work-from-home, and as we continue to face these new circumstances, we strongly recommend you prioritize e-mail and online engagement.


For further information, please contact:


Ivan Fadel: ivan.fadel@vale.com

Andre Werner: andre.werner@vale.com

Mariana Rocha: mariana.rocha@vale.com

Samir Bassil: samir.bassil@vale.com


This press release may include statements that present Vale’s expectations about future events or results. All statements, when based upon expectations about the future, involve various risks and uncertainties. Vale cannot guarantee that such statements will prove correct. These risks and uncertainties include factors related to the following: (a) the countries where we operate, especially Brazil and Canada; (b) the global economy; (c) the capital markets; (d) the mining and metals prices and their dependence on global industrial production, which is cyclical by nature; and (e) global competition in the markets in which Vale operates. To obtain further information on factors that may lead to results different from those forecast by Vale, please consult the reports Vale files with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Brazilian Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM) and in particular the factors discussed under “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in Vale’s annual report on Form 20-F.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


  Vale S.A.
  By: /s/ Ivan Fadel
Date: June 4th, 2021   Head of Investor Relations