Form 6-K Vale S.A. For: Mar 31

February 22, 2024 7:55 AM EST




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


February s2024


Vale S.A.


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

(Address of principal executive office)


(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.)


(Check One) Form 20-F x Form 40-F ¨





Press release






Vale informs notification about Onça Puma


Rio de Janeiro, February 22nd, 2024 – Vale S/A (“Vale” or “Company”) received today an official letter from the Environmental and Sustainability office of the Pará State (Secretaria de Estado de Meio Ambiente e Sustentabilidade, SEMAS) informing the suspension of the Operational License (LO) for the Onça Puma mine, owned by Vale Base Metals. The Company informs that it is evaluating the necessary measures to reinstate the mine's operational license. Vale emphasizes its commitment to complying with the socio-environmental conditions and controls required by legislation, as well as to showing respect for the neighboring communities. In addition, the company informs that it regularly submits reports on all social programs carried out in the region to environmental agencies.



Gustavo Duarte Pimenta

Executive Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations





For further information, please contact:

[email protected]

Thiago Lofiego: [email protected]

Luciana Oliveti: [email protected]

Mariana Rocha: [email protected]

Pedro Terra: [email protected]



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/ Thiago Lofiego
Date: February 22, 2024   Director of Investor Relations


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