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Contractors Pollution Liability Insurance

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Pollution risk protection

Chubb’s contractor pollution cover ensures your business is fully protected for operational exposure or for a complex project.

Our contractors pollution liability insurance covers the insured and their subcontractors while performing at a job site. It offers protection for gradual as well as sudden and accidental environmental liability arising from contracted work carried out at customers’ project sites.


Who it’s for

Our contractors pollution liability insurance is for all kinds of contractors, organisations and projects:

  • Construction companies
  • Developers
  • Facilities management businesses
  • Drainage contractors
  • Environmental consultants and remediation contractors
  • Local authorities
  • Public private partnership projects
  • Brownfield redevelopment projects
  • Utilities
  • Large infrastructure projects
  • Any finance company or other business controlling a construction project

What it covers

How pollution liability insurance keeps your contracting business covered:

  • Indemnity for clean-up costs relating to third-party claims or where required by environmental law
  • Liability for biodiversity damage, including complementary and compensatory remediation costs
  • Mobilisation or exacerbation of a pre-existing (historical) pollution event
  • Write back for asbestos abatement work and inadvertent disturbance of asbestos and lead based paint.
  • Liability for third-party bodily injury, property damage, trespass, nuisance and obstruction
  • Damage to third-party property, including diminishment in value
  • Loss mitigation costs and emergency expenses incurred in dealing with the threat of pollution or environmental damage
Why Chubb?
Why Chubb?

We understand pollution insurance – and we care about your business

Whether your business is big or small, takes you around the world or just around town, Chubb is there for you. Our breadth of experience in contractors pollution liability insurance means we can provide the guidance and service you need, whenever you need it, wherever you may be.

Partnership that’s personal 
We work to understand your business and where you’re heading so we can be proactive about meeting your needs. We invest in getting to know you, your team and your customers. The goal: to help you see ahead, be ahead and stay ahead.

Creative problem-solving
Insurance isn’t one-size-fits-all – and neither is our approach. Our playbook is always evolving because we’re always helping clients avoid risk in smarter ways. That means we bring the latest thinking and a fresh perspective to solving your challenges.

Unmatched expertise and financial strength
We’ve served clients and partnered with leading organisations for more than 200 years. Our longevity, expertise and financial strength are the bedrock of our business. 

Every policy makes a difference
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