INDEMNITY

Renova Foundation has been working on the construction of compensation solutions to compensate those affected by the Fundão dam collapse, in Mariana (MG state).

Currently, financial compensation for those who had proven damages and who meet the eligibility criteria of the Mediated Indemnity Program (PIM) and Emergency Financial Aid (AFE), according to the Transaction and Conduct Adjustment Term (TTAC), occurs through of the PIM/AFE System. It is a digital platform to which, through a lawyer or public defender, the necessary documents are sent to prove the damage and the Term of Acceptance is signed in case of eligibility.

Renova Foundation works to complete the indemnification process, providing, for example, agreements for different categories.

  • R$ 9.74 billion were paid in indemnities and financial aid to around 376.2 thousand people (water damage, general damages – including the Simplified Indemnity System – and AFE).

MEDIATED INDEMNITY PROGRAM (PIM)

Payments to those affected by the proven damage of their economic activities and by the lack of drinking water supply after the dam collapse are carried out through the Foundation’s Mediated Indemnity Program (PIM), a free voluntary membership program.

Water Damage: paid to people who were left without supply and without water distribution for more than 24 hours after the dam collapse.

  • 320,179 people served until April 2022
  • 291,252 indemnities paid until April 2022
  • R$ 303,9 million in payments until April 2022

General Damage: for the reimbursement of victims who suffered moral and material damages, including lost profits from their economic activities.

  • 10,638 of accepted proposals until April 2022
  • 10,631 indemnities paid until April 2022
  • R$ 1.71 billion in payments until April 2022

PIM/AFE System
Requests for financial compensation meeting the PIM and AFE eligibility criteria,
according to the TTAC, are processed through the online platform PIM/AFE System since January 10th, 2022. Only people with the registration completed by Renova Foundation. In the PIM/AFE System, it is necessary to submit evidence material through formal documents which attest to the official letter and evidence the damage suffered as a result of the dam collapse.

The documents must be sent through the platform, where the Term of Acceptance is also signed in case of eligibility. Access can only be made by public defenders or lawyers appointed by the applicants. In the case of lawyers, the fee costs are covered by Renova Foundation, limited to 5% of the net amount received at the end of the process (sum of the PIM and AFE amounts) if there is proof of the claimed damages and an indemnity agreement conclusion. Click here.

Simplified Indemnity System: Implemented by the Renova Foundation, in August 2020, following a decision by the 12th Federal Court of Justice. This flow allows compensation for categories that are often informal, such as handcrafters, carters, washerwomen, subsistence and informal fishermen, sand trappers and others. The system also compensates formal categories such as professional fishermen, boat owners and companies such as hotels, inns and restaurants.

  • 59,5 thousand people have been compensated until April 2022
  • About R$ 6.01 billion in payments until April 2022

EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID

Renova Foundation pays a monthly financial aid to people who have suffered a direct impact on their economic or productive activity.

  • 2,868 holders receive Emergency Financial Aid in April 2022
  • 6,137 people served in April, of this total, 3.269 are dependent
  • R$ 1.72 billion paid in Emergency Financial Aid until April 2022

LOST PROFITS

Lost profits correspond to the income from the productive activity the affected person stopped earning as a direct consequence of the Fundão (MG state) dam collapse.

  • Payment of Lost Profit for 2021, carried out in 2022, reached R$ 61,3 million to about 1,689 affected people until April 2022

THE SERVICE PROCESS FOR THE FINANCIAL REPAIR OCCURS REMOTELY, A MODEL WHICH RENOVA FOUNDATION HAS ALREADY BEEN ADOPTED SINCE MARCH 2020.

REGISTRATION

The Survey and Registration of Impacted Program is aimed at identifying the people, families, properties, and companies (only micro and small) affected by the Fundão dam collapse, in Mariana (MG state), and the survey of their socioeconomic characteristics, as well as of the impacts suffered.

The registration request was definitively closed on December 31st, 2021, according to a decision of October 30th, 2021, of the 12th Federal Court of Justice. The manifestations will be answered in order of registration until December 2023.

Renova Foundation informs the registration requests along with the Renova Foundation after April 30th, 2020, are exclusively aimed for the Mediated Indemnity Program (PIM) and other socioeconomic programs provided for in the TTAC. Entry into the Simplified Indemnity System is only possible for those who requested or registered until April 30th, 2020, according to the time frame defined by the court.

The registration requests do not imply recognition of the right to compensation, it is up to the affected person to submit the documents proving the alleged damages.

  • 167,418 requests
  • 34,916 registrations sent to the CIF, corresponding to 30,397 families and 98,254 people

FOSTERING THE LOCAL ECONOMY

The Doce River Basin repair goes through the restoration, strengthening and expansion of productive chains and links to the local economy which were impacted by the Fundão dam collapse. Renova Foundation has worked on several fronts in this area, such as credit lines for micro and small companies and local labor, assistance for rural producers to resume to productive capacity and professional qualification courses.

FOSTERING LOCAL HIRING

  • About 7,100 thousand jobs generated by the repair actions
  • 56% of the professionals are from the impacted municipalities
  • 40% of current contracts were signed with local suppliers
  • R$ 1,13 billion is the total value of these contracts
  • R$ 262,7 million of ISS generated for the impacted municipalities
  • Development and training: Sebrae, Findes and Fiemg agreement

THE RECOLOCA RIO DOCE PLATFORM IS A CHANNEL MADE AVAILABLE TO AFFECTED PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BE INSERTED IN THE LABOR MARKET. THE PURPOSE IS TO CREATE A QUALIFIED CURRICULUM BANK IN WHICH THE COMPANIES WILL FIND PROFESSIONALS ACCORDING TO THEIR DEMANDS. REGISTERED PEOPLE, IN TURN, WILL HAVE ACCESS TO DIFFERENT ORIENTATIONS, SUCH AS CURRICULUM PRODUCTION, PARTICIPATION IN SELECTION PROCESSES AND DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLS – ALL OF THESE ARE BASED ON DEMANDS PREVIOUSLY MAPPED ALONG WITH THE COMPANIES. IN APRIL 2021, A PARTNERSHIP WAS SIGNED WITH MARIANA’S NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SYSTEM (SINE), SO RECOLOCA RIO DOCE PLATFORM CAN BE ONE OF THE TOOLS TO SUPPORT IN THE VACANCIES’ FULFILLMENT IN THE MUNICIPALITY.

WORKFORCE QUALIFICATION

  • 131 classes completed training courses by March 2020
  • More than 10,000 vacancies were opened in online qualification courses in 2020
    In the midst of the global crisis experienced as a result of Covid-19, partnerships were signed with some of the main training centers in the country for qualification courses. New courses in the online format started to be offered throughout the territory.

In December 2021, three face-to-face training classes were resumed in Linhares (ES state), in the districts of Povoação and Regência. In February 2022, a new class started a face-to-face course in Degredo, also in Linhares.

DESENVOLVE RIO DOCE FUND

The initiative was created by the Renova Foundation to make it easier for small entrepreneurs along the Doce River to have access to supporting resources and working capital for their businesses in a less bureaucratic way and with lower interest rate. The fund is managed by the Development Bank of Minas Gerais State (BDMG) and of the Espírito Santo State (Bandes).

  • About R$ 65,0 million loaned to businesses in MG and ES States
    The disbursements carried out by the Desenvolve Rio Doce Fund contributed to the maintenance of approximately 8,300 jobs at both states.

DUE TO THE ECONOMIC CRISIS WHICH HAS REACHED THE COUNTRY BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19, THE WORKING CAPITAL FUND ‘DESENVOLVE RIO DOCE’ HAS REDUCED THE INTEREST RATE FROM 0.45% MONTHLY. THE CREDIT ANALYSIS AND OPENING RATES (TAAC) ARE ALSO INCLUDED IN THE FINANCING. FOR EXISTING CONTRACTS, ACTIONS AND SPECIFIC SOLUTIONS WILL BE ADOPTED TO SUPPORT OVERCOMING THIS PHASE.

DIVERSIFICA MARIANA FUND

It aims to attract companies from the most diverse segments to Mariana (MG State) and reduce its dependence on mining activity. The subsidy model adopted pays part of the interest rates charged on credit operations.

  • R$ 55 million for credit lines

BRAZILFOUNDATION PARTNERSHIP

The economic resumption in the Doce River basin involves restoring, strengthening and expanding production chains and links of the local economy, in addition to supporting entrepreneurship and adding value to the region’s products. One of the main fronts of these initiatives was the partnership between the Renova Foundation and BrazilFoundation, an entity which mobilizes resources for entrepreneurial actions across the country. Started in 2018, the partnership was completed in December 2020 and enabled 100% of the supported projects to implement improvements in its infrastructure and record positive results on several fronts.

  • 23 income generation projects in 11 municipalities in the states of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo
  • More than 1,000 people and their families benefited from the partnership
  • R$ 1.1 million of contribution in these projects in order to improve competitiveness and income generation potential

For more information:

Resultados BrazilFoundation

IMPULSO RIO DOCE

Impulso Rio Doce Project approved 1,285 entrepreneurship initiatives to receive consultancy, mentoring and training actions in 40 affected locations in the Doce River basin. The action, created to promote local economic development and strengthen micro and small businesses, is carried out in partnership with the IEBT – Innovation and Digital Transformation. Of the selected projects, 75% correspond to existing businesses and 25% are under feasibility analysis, in diversified sectors, such as beauty salons, restaurants and stills. Learn more.

RURAL PRODUCER ASSISTANCE


Renova Foundation works for the resumption of production on rural properties, with technical assistance and technology transfer to increase productivity and income. An example is the project developed with producers in the communities of Rochedo, Córrego Preto and Leonel, in the rural area of Rio Casca, in Minas Gerais, which doubled the production of beans and increased the income of 32 families. In total, the harvests of 2020 and 2021 totaled 686 bags of 60kg (more than 41 tons) of carioca beans, of the marhe variety. Total revenue reached R$ 174 thousand. Another result was the opening of the market provided by the initiative: the crops were fully acquired for a greater value than the average sale of previous years. Learn more.

DOCE PUBLIC NOTICE

Through the Doce Public Notice, Renova Foundation promotes and supports projects in the culture, tourism, sports and leisure areas for the regions affected by the Fundão dam collapse, in Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais states. The first edition of the Doce Public Notice was launched in 2019, in Minas Gerais, and in 2020, in Espírito Santo. Check out the video.

  • More than 220 approved projects
  • R$ 13.5 million allocated by the Renova Foundation

In March 2022, Renova Foundation launched the second edition of the Doce Public Notice. Individuals, micro-entrepreneurs, collectives and informal groups, non-profit organizations and companies operating in the areas of tourism, culture and sports and leisure from the two states covered participated, with budgets projects between R$ 25 thousand and R$ 200 thousand. The approved projects result will be announced at the beginning of the second half of 2022. Learn more.

STRENGTHENING LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

After four months of training in the Strengthening Organizations project, 169 institutions, located in 39 affected municipalities, began to receive funds from the Renova Foundation. R$ 5,000 were allocated to each organization for initial investments in third sector projects in the areas of tourism, culture, sports, and leisure in the Doce River basin, in Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo states, with a focus on community development in the region. The institutions received training in management, strategic planning, and others, being conducted by the Integrated Center for Sustainable Development Studies and Programs (CIEDS).

COOPERATIVISM AND ASSOCIATIVISM

As a way of strengthening cooperativism and associativism, Renova Foundation created and implemented the project for the Development and Strengthening of Solidarity-Based Enterprises (SBE) and Civil Society Organizations (OSC) in the affected municipalities.

The work carried out by the Renova Foundation in partnership with the consultancies – DVF and PLAN – lasted two years and ended in 2021 with good results, such as the associations formalization and regularization, their insertion in the market, training of their members in management and finance and increasing in income generation. In total, 22 solidary-based enterprises (EBS) were supported in Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo states.

The project focused on actions in the affected municipalities along the Doce River basin. At the beginning of the project, assistance was carried out in person. In the pandemic period, work with the entities was carried out online. Altogether, the project involved more than 1,700 hours of consultancy, serving more than a thousand people, directly and indirectly.

INVESTMENTS TO FOSTER THE LOCAL ECONOMY

Among the initiatives that make up the integrated agenda in the states of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo States, there is a front with the potential to diversify the local economy, attract investments and generate jobs and income. R$ 505 million were directed towards the structuring of more than 150 km of highways to facilitate the access of tourists to important centers of the region and the flow of local and regional production. An additional R$ 12.2 million were also allocated to the city of Doce River in Minas Gerais State with the goal of implementing an Industrial District, with an estimated area of 68,000 square meters.

EDUCATION

The repair effectiveness involves education and social protagonism initiatives. The actions start from the concept of Education for Revitalization, which connects different visions of the future, with the training of young leaders, educators, strengthening of networks and communities of practices.

TRAINING OF EDUCATORS

Renova Foundation signed agreements with the Federal Universities of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and Ouro Preto (UFOP) and with the Federal Institute of Espírito Santo (IFES) for the Training of Educators project, which aims to offer Improvement and Specialization courses and also Master’s and Doctorate degree scholarships for almost 7 thousand teachers from public schools in the two states. The courses and scholarships offered are linked to the process of recovery and revitalization of the impacted region and to environmental education along the Doce River Basin.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING

The training of young leaders is at the forefront of the Renova Foundation strategies for education. The goal is to recognize them as fundamental actors in the repair process of the Doce River Basin, through educational and socio-environmental development processes. The youth leadership training project started in February 2020.

  • About 1,000 young people, between 15 and 29 years old, participate for free in the first cycle of the Youth Leadership Training Program, which includes initiatives at environmental, social, economic, and cultural revitalization in the municipalities affected in Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo States
    The action is developed in partnership with five institutions selected in 2019, through a call for tender: Popular Center for Culture and Development (CPCD); Geraldo Perlingeiro Abreu Foundation; Integrated Center for Sustainable Development Studies and Programs (CIEDS); Minas Gerais Association of Agricultural Family Schools (AMEFA); and Lumiar Ambiental.


THIS YEAR, THE PROGRAM BEGAN TRANSFER OF RESOURCES TO THE 58 SELECTED PROJECTS IN MINAS GERAIS AND ESPÍRITO SANTO TO WORK IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION OF COMMUNITIES ALONG THE DOCE RIVER BASIN. IN TOTAL, THE INITIATIVE IS ALLOCATION OVER R$ 1 MILLION IN RESOURCES TO DEVELOP THE ACTIONS.

READING INCENTIVE

The Renova Foundation began, in April 2022, the stage of acquiring the items chosen by the representatives of the 32 municipal public libraries that joined the Reading Incentive project. The project aims to revitalize public libraries along the Doce River basin. Each participating library has a maximum of R$ 200 thousand available, which is being used for infrastructure improvements, acquisition of books and equipment, as well as training of servers. The expectation is the requested items will be delivered in the beginning of the second half of this year.

EDUCATION RESOURCES

In an integrated action between the Renova Foundation, the governments of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo States, with the participation of the Forum of Mayors of the Doce River, about R$ 830 million will were allocated to investments in education, infrastructure and health in the region impacted by the Fundão dam collapse. Of this amount, R$ 238.9 million are being used to improve and structure up to 900 public schools in the affected municipalities.

The municipalities of São José do Goiabal and Sem Peixe (MG state) invested resources in improving local school transport, with the acquisition of new vehicles.

HEALTH AND SOCIAL PROTECTION

Assistance to the affected people started immediately after the Fundão dam collapse, with the premise of guaranteeing basic human rights – access to first aid, support and psychological assistance to the families of victims and missing people, access to information, drinking water, housing and adequate food. After the emergency period, efforts in the areas of Health and Social Protection were concentrated on supporting public policies of the municipalities.

  • About 60 professionals hired among doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Their activities are under Municipal Health and Social Development secretaries’ management

ACTIONS IN MARIANA AND BARRA LONGA CITIES

  • Structuring a mental health service to assist those affected


    The new Children and Youth Psychosocial Care Center (CAPSij) was renovated and gained new areas, enabling the expansion of service to the population.
    Learn more.
  • Construction of a Basic Health Unit (UBS) at the resettlements of Bento Rodrigues and Paracatu de Baixo cities
  • Renovation of UBS (Basic Health Unit) at Ponte do Gama
  • Training for SUS and SUAS health and social assistance professionals
    1760 professionals of the Unified Health System in affected municipalities will receive training in the areas of health surveillance, primary care, secondary care, and mental health. Know more.
  • Reinforcement of medical teams for health care, social assistance, and health surveillance
  • Implementation of 6 toy libraries
  • Structuring of the Women’s Welcoming Unit and sociability and strengthening of bonds services

 

Figures

R$ 18.6 million were disbursed to support public health and social assistance policies in Mariana

R$8.9 million were allocated to HR supplementation in Mariana

R$ 8 million are being earmarked for the municipality of Barra Longa (MG) to strengthen public health services. Learn more.

STRUCTURING THE PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM

The States of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo, in addition to 36 municipalities in Minas Gerais, received R$ 150 million in funds from the Renova Foundation for investments exclusively in Health. The funds were made available in September 2021 and will be used in the Unified Health System (SUS) to provide a structural and permanent legacy for the regions covered.

In Minas Gerais, funds will be directed to the Regional Hospital of Governador Valadares and the creation of SamuLeste do Sul. In Espírito Santo, it will enable the construction of Emergency Care Units (UPAs, its acronym in Portuguese) in Linhares and Colatina and a small hospital in BaixoGuandu. Know more.

  • R$ 82.8 million for the State of Minas Gerais
  • R$ 60 million for the State of Espírito Santo
  • R$7.2 million for 36 municipalities in Minas Gerais

FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

In May 2020, R$ 120 million in compensatory funds were allocated to the Government of Minas Gerais and the Government of Espírito Santo to strengthen the fight against Covid-19. With the funds, Minas Gerais acquired 1,047 pulmonary respirators and will also invest in the expansion of Samu Leste / Vale do Aço. The conclusion of the implementation of the service will benefit more than 1.5 million users from 86 municipalities, covering 100% of the 8 micro-regions in the area covered by the regions of Governador Valadares and Coronel Fabriciano.

Espírito Santo acquired 250 pulmonary respirators and carried out renovations at the Sílvio Avidos Hospital and Maternity Hospital, in Colatina, and at the Linhares General Hospital. It also acquired staging for the State Hospital of Urgency and Emergency of Vitória. In total, 95 new hospital beds will be offered. To strengthen the public health system, with funds transferred by the Renova Foundation, the state of Espírito Santo is also allocating resources to the State Hospital for Clinical Care (Cariacica), Hospital Estadual Dr. Dório Silva (Serra), Jerônimo Monteiro Integrated Unit (Jerônimo Monteiro), Central Laboratory (Vitória), Health Surveillance Management (Vitória), Vila Velha State Hospital (Vila Velha) and Serra Maria da Glória Children’s Hospital Merçon Vieira Cardoso (Serra).

In numbers

  • R$ 84 million for the State of Minas Gerais
  • R$ 36 million for the State of Espírito Santo

REGIONAL HOSPITAL OF GOVERNADOR VALADARES

The Regional Hospital of Governador Valadares will receive almost R$ 130
millions
in compensation resources from the Renova Foundation. The funds are intended for the acquisition of equipment and completion of the hospital’s work. When completed, the hospital will have 265 beds, with 176 for the infirmary, 39 for the urgency and emergency, and 50 ICU beds, in addition to nine operating rooms.

  • Of the total investment amount, R$ 75.3 million were made available through the Integrated Agenda

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SOCIAL PROTECTION

Measures to support social protection in communities impacted by the Fundão dam collapse, in Mariana (MG), are part of the repair initiatives in the Doce River basin. The Social Protection Repair Plan aims to strengthen the Unified Social Assistance System (SUAS), qualify professionals (operators and managers) and accompany affected families who live in a situation of social vulnerability.

More than 100 professionals, including social workers and psychologists, work in the municipalities adhering to the Social Protection Repair Plan. By March 2022, the actions were completed in Caratinga, Conselheiro Pena and Ipaba.

  • R$ 27 million and 18 vehicles were made available for cities along the Doce River Basin to develop the Social Protection Repair Plan and serve more than 14,000 vulnerable families
  • Public Notice for Social Protection: the notice is part of the Social Protection Repair Plan and is expected to cover up to 11 cities. The total estimated transfer to selected social assistance entities will be R$ 9.5 million. In Aracruz (ES) and Tumiritinga (MG), for example, more than 1,100 vulnerable families are served by the public notice. Learn more
  • In addition to the public notice, the municipalities affected can also adhere to the Social Protection Repair Plan through the Technical Cooperation Term. So far, 14 municipalities, in addition to the State of Espírito Santo, have signed the agreement and received the transfer of funds directly

CONSOLIDATION REPORTS OF HUMAN HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT STUDIES

The Human Health Risk Assessment (ARSH) studies carried out in Mariana, Barra Longa and Linhares require additional data for their results to be conclusive, by court order. For the other areas, the documents for the beginning of the studies were prepared and are awaiting manifestations by the court. The ARSH studies will serve as a basis for the development of epidemiological and toxicological studies. The subject of health is one of the priority areas under discussion at the 12th Federal Court, in Belo Horizonte.

According to the studies’ report which was carried out at rural areas of Mariana and Barra Longa cities, the metals resulting from the Fundão dam collapse do not represent a risk to human health. In order to comply with the Human Health Risk Assessment, further analysis will be carried out for a definitive result. The new samples will be collected from the river channel, surface water, water for human consumption, soil, household dust, plant and animal foods.

  • 473 samples collected between July 2018 and August 2019 were analyzed at the laboratory
  • The Consolidation Report of Human Health Risk Assessments, prepared based on the researches carried out in the municipality of Linhares (ES), was filed a long with the Interfederative Committee (CIF) attheend of September 2020. The document indicates the reis no occurrence of metals associated to the Fundão dam collapse representing toxicological risk to human health in the areas studied so far

INDIGENOUS AND TRADITIONAL COMMUNITIES

Actions to protect and restore the quality of life of indigenous and traditional communities aim to repair and compensate for the social, cultural, environmental, and economic impacts of these affected communities. These families, which are part of Doce River history, maintain their own relationship with the river.

  • 600 people supplied with mineral water (Resplendor Indigenous People)

FINANCIAL REPAIR

In January 2022, Renova Foundation concluded the payment of indemnification agreements for more than 1,600 indigenous families and 8 associations in Aracruz (ES state). The agreements, approved by the 12th Federal Court, total approximately R$ 390 million.

DIALOGUE

Renova Foundation has the listening, the dialogue, and the social participation as guiding practices for its actions with the affected communities. Engagement actions are fundamental for building the joint path.

  • More than 125 thousand people participated in meetings with the Renova Foundation
  • More than 4,800 collective dialogue meetings held – about 90 dedicated professionals
  • More than 1,100 calls for 0800 are received per day
  • More than 300 professionals involved in the permanent channels of interaction with society
  • 14,271 manifestations registered with the Ombudsman – 98% concluded

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