Don’t let a pollution incident threaten your whole business
Environmental exposures have been amplified by a tougher legal environment throughout the EU which introduced new concepts such as damage to biodiversity and more stringent clean-up requirements. This means that even though businesses’ operations may not have changed, their potential environmental liabilities have increased.
Businesses in all industries and of all sizes face environmental liabilities. Obligations for both companies and competent authorities point towards an increase in both number and costs of environmental claims – which combined with attention from the media, have encouraged greater awareness of environmental issues by businesses, investors and customers.
Following an environmental incident, individuals also face the possibility of personal actions. In fact, some local regulations might hold directors and managers personally liable for the damages.
Countries have different local environmental legislation and have adopted the European directive on environmental liability in different ways – in several (Spain, Portugal, Slovakia and Czech Republic for example) businesses may need to demonstrate that they have financial assurance in place for their environmental exposures (such as a locally issued EIL policy) in order to operate in that country.
This site only contains an overview of the most important coverages and exclusions. Only the general and specific conditions (“Insurance Policy”) provide an accurate, binding, description of the covers and exclusions.
It is necessary to fully analyse the Insurance Policy, as well as all other relevant documents with contractual and pre-contractual information before any decision to buy, underwrite, adhere to, accept, sign or conclude an insurance agreement.
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How to report a pollution incident to PIER Europe?
Call the PIER Europe hotline +44 (0)1273 400965 available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, provide your contact information and a brief description of the incident.
Here you will find information about how to request a quote with detail of premium calculation, the general and specific conditions, and/or other relevant documents with contractual or pre-contractual information, the duration of the insurance policy, the applicable law and jurisdiction, how to file a complaint or reach the ombudsman, etc.