Mining Companies - Worldwide

2. Vale CVRD

Vale (BM&F Bovespa: VALE3, VALE5 / NYSE: VALE, VALEP / Euronext: VALE3, VALE5 / BMAD: XVALO, XVALP) is a diversified mining multinational corporation and one of the largest logistics operators in Brazil. In addition to being the second-largest mining company in the world, Vale is also the largest producer of iron ore, pellets, and second largest of nickel. Vale also produces manganese, ferroalloys, copper, bauxite, potash, kaolin, alumina and aluminum. In the electric energy sector, the company participates in consortia and currently operates nine hydroelectric plants.