Responding to the tragedy following the failure of the Fundão tailings dam at Samarco on 5 November 2015 is a priority for BHP.
BHP and Vale each holds a 50 per cent interest in Samarco.
An overview of the Renova Foundation, its programs, as well as details on delivery across all themes and information on progress.
Samarco filing of judicial reorganisation
On 9 April 2021, Samarco Mineração S.A. (Samarco) announced that it filed for judicial reorganisation (JR) with the Commercial Courts of Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Samarco’s JR filing is a last-resort response to multiple legal actions filed by certain Samarco financial creditors in the U.S. and Brazil.
Renova Foundation compensates 10,000 people who struggled to prove damages
The Renova Foundation has made significant advances in Brazil in the payment of individual compensations related to Samarco’s Fundão dam failure, in November 2015. By the end of March, payments to informal workers who have had difficulty proving the damages they suffered, exceeded the 10,000 mark - double the number of indemnities paid only 40 days before.
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Discover a new Samarco
The company resumed operations differently, using new technologies.
A new filtration system allows for the dry stacking of 80% of the generated tailings and the rest is deposited in a confined pit. Visit the website to find out more about Samarco's restart.