Environmental Risk

Sources Of Pollution

Awareness of the sources of pollution is key to understanding how best to manage risk. Without Chubb by your side, your clients could be exposed financially, socially and reputationally. Here’s a simple breakdown of where the dangers exist.

Chain Of Events Required To Result In A Pollution Incident

- A Source is the ‘cause’ of contamination – it may relate to an activity undertaken as part of a client’s business

- A Pathway is the route the source takes to reach the receptor

- Receptor: If a source is to result in damage or injury or require regulatory enforced clean-up it must reach, or have the potential to reach, and impact on a receptor

Where all three elements of the pollutant linkage are present an environmental risk may exist. The consequence may have substantial implications on a client's business, not only financially but also in terms of the potential social and reputational damage.

Chubb can protect clients from the impact of these consequences.