Securing Evidence According to the Environmental Damage Act (USchadG)

The German Environmental Damage Act requires companies to avoid environmental contaminations and to restore habitats, water and soil in case of damage. Common environmental liability insurance policies generally cover only environmental damages due to accidents and not as the result of normal operations. High relevance arises particularly when valuable environmental factors exist in the vicinity of production facilities. The Environmental Damage Act was introduced nationwide, but has remained relatively unknown because the public and businesses do not yet associate it with spectacular damage amounts. However, many experts agree that it is only a matter of time before the USchadG gains great general importance because a spectacular event takes place. OECOS GmbH offers comprehensive advice, preventive preservation of evidence, and the analysis and documentation of possible risk sources as a precaution against possible damage to the environment within the meaning of USchadG and from unwarranted damage claims.