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Environmental liability overview

Arch Insurance Group's Environmental team provides flexible solutions for a wide array of environmental exposures worldwide. In addition, Arch offers risk management guidance and value-added services, including contract vetting and review, risk management workshops and pre-claim assistance.


The Environmental Group offers several flexible coverage offerings to manage environmental risk. Coverage is available on a primary or excess basis for most products, with limits up to $15 million. Contractor coverages can be tailored to address the needs of a specific project or a firm's covered operations. Our products are as follows.


This fixed-site Pollution Liability coverage is available for a wide range of facilities and responds to losses arising from pollution events at or emanating from an insured location. On and off-site clean-up costs, as well as, third party claims arising from sudden and gradual pollution events at an insured's location(s) are included in this form.

Customer Profile

  • Real estate owners and developers
  • Manufacturing and industrial facilities
  • Food processing facilities
  • Chemical manufacturers
  • Bulk storage terminals and distribution facilities
  • Power industry
  • Waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities
  • Hospitals


This policy provides contractors with pollution coverage for third party pollution claims arising out of contractor and contractor's subcontractor operations. Coverage may be project specific or on a practice basis and includes both third party claims and clean-up costs.

Customer Profile

  • Commercial contractors such as paving, industrial, remediation, electrical and mechanical
  • Construction managers
  • Remediation and emergency response contractors
  • Construction wrap-up projects
  • General contractors


This policy provides a coverage solution for contractors who construct residential projects, including condominiums, town homes, tract homes and single family residences. It protects the construction team against third party pollution claims arising from the performance of covered operations. Mold coverage may also be included.

Customer Profile

  • Residential and habitational construction projects
  • Steel and concrete condominium towers
  • Design-build construction
  • General contractors and construction managers
  • Design professionals


In an effort to support contractors with varying needs, this integrated policy provides contractors professional liability on a claims made basis and Contractors Pollution Liability (CPL) coverage on either a claims made or occurrence basis. Mold coverage may also be included. This policy also has an option for 1st party coverage excess of subcontracted professionals.

Customer Profile

  • General, mechanical or electrical contractors
  • Design-builders
  • Construction managers


This integrated policy offers consultants and contractors coverage for third party professional and third party pollution claims arising out of the performance of covered operations. Clean-up costs, both on and off-site, may also be included.

Customer Profile

  • Environmental consultants and professionals
  • Environmental construction managers
  • Environmental contractors


This is an integrated policy that provides general liability, CPL and professional liability for environmental contractors and consultants. This policy offers flexible coverage, limits, deductibles, trigger types and has a separate coverage part for mold coverage.

Customer Profile

  • Environmental contractors
  • Environmental consultants
  • Environmental project managers
  • Emergency response contractors
  • Remediation contractors
  • Environmental engineers


Insurance coverage is underwritten by a member company of Arch Insurance Group Inc. This is only a brief description of the insurance coverage(s) available under the policy. The policy contains reductions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions. Full details of the coverage are contained in the policy. If there are any conflicts between this document and the policy, the policy shall govern. Not all coverages are available in all jurisdictions.