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Your environmental liability: don’t fall short on protection.

An area of risk that many companies overlook is environmental impairment liability. Regulations exist which impose responsibility for environmental damage. These regulations implement a ‘polluter pays’ principle, meaning that businesses must take precautionary measures to prevent environmental damage and take remedial actions if damage occurs. Failure to comply with regulations and or maintain proper standards […]

Environmental Liability: is your business exposed?

Both legislative changes and increased pressure for businesses to behave in a social, ethical and environmentally responsible way has led to an increase in demand for companies to purchase Environmental Liability insurance (EIL). Whilst this type of cover is not compulsory at present, the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations of 2009 have introduced new […]

Environmental Impairment Liability

Within the quarrying and mineral processing industry the need to consider environmental impairment is greater than most. Throughout the United Kingdom, country-specific regulations have been introduced to comply with EU directives concerning environmental damage. These regulations implement a ‘polluter pays’ principle, meaning that businesses must take precautionary measures to prevent environmental damage and take remedial […]

Potential Environmental and Regulatory Liabilities in the Food and Beverage Industry

The most common environmental and regulatory exposures encountered in the food and beverage industry include: Non-compliant waste water discharges into the sewer system or septic tank system. Poorly managed underground storage tanks and associated pipes. No formal above-ground tank inspection or testing procedures. Un-dyked above-ground tanks. Ammonia releases or other emissions from on-site refrigeration systems. […]