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Comprehensive insurance coverage designed for the unique challenges faced by businesses and professionals operating in the environmental space.

Types of businesses

The types of businesses we support with our solutions include, but are not limited to:


Pollution coverages available for all types of industrial, commercial, and residential contractors


Pollution coverages or environmental protection for manufacturers, distributors, or warehousing exposures

Commercial organizations

Pollution coverage for commercial entities which own, operate or maintain property

Professional services

Environmental professionals with expertise in environmental site assessments, hazardous materials, environmental auditing and compliance, laboratory analysis, indoor air quality, and environmental sampling

Insurance designed for the environmental industry

Our wide range of specialty environmental and pollution coverage options can provide protection in this dynamic area of commercial liability tailored to individual needs.

Premises pollution liability

The PPL product is designed to protect business owners owning property or operating where environmental hazards may exist from first and third party claims.

Environmental professional liability

Professional liability insurance provides coverage for claims made as a result of their negligent acts, errors or omissions in their performance of services to third parties.

Storage tank liability

The STL coverage is available for third party claims related to hazard exposures from underground and aboveground storage tanks and can be integrated with other environmental products.

Contractors pollution liability

The CPL product is designed to protect contractors from third party claims alleging exposure to various environmental hazards as a result of contracting operations.

Umbrella and excess liability

Excess and umbrella liability insurance provides an additional layer of protection over primary insurance coverage and can be tailored to meet the needs of businesses of any size or complexity.

Why is insurance for the environmental industry important?

Environmental exposures have profoundly outstripped the coverage provided in the standard commercial general liability (CGL) policy. Our wide range of specialty pollution coverage options can provide excellent protection in this dynamic area of commercial liability. It is easier than ever before to tailor a pollution cover to the individual needs of your client.

Additional resources

  • Appetite Explorer

    Markel Canada's easy-to-use appetite tool enables brokers to quickly determine the level of mutual fit for a risk profile.

  • Broker resources

    Find more information catered to brokers by accessing applications or viewing technical documents related to our products or services.

  • Claims

    While businesses and individuals may attempt to avoid a loss, claims do occur and must be dealt with fairly and quickly to ensure that any disruption to our policyholders’ businesses and lives is kept to a minimum.

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