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Zurich Insurance launches environmental emergency response app

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Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. on Thursday said it has launched an environmental emergency response mobile application.

The Zurich Environmental Emergency Response, or ZEER, app helps people in industries that deal with hazardous materials respond quickly to environmental spills. The app was designed for industries like transportation and manufacturing, Zurich said in a statement.

In addition to the ability to report spills from a mobile device immediately at the scene of an incident, the app’s features include access to a 24/7 call center for environmental spill consultation, spill reports, customized internal alerts for crisis management communications, access to Zurich’s emergency response coordinator, and the ability to geo-locate the spill requiring emergency environmental cleanup via a mobile device, according to the statement.

“An accidental spill that results in an environmental hazard is, for most businesses, an extraordinary occurrence. Yet, every business should be prepared for such an event, and the ZEER mobile app can help customers mitigate damages and reduce potential liability associated with spills,” Steve Hatch, Chicago-based chief claims officer for Zurich North America, said in the statement.