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Lloyd’s insurer Tokio Marine Kiln to back out of Adani’s planned Carmichael coal mine

April 16, 2021

Insurance Business Australia:

The top 10 largest Lloyd’s of London insurers have ruled out underwriting the controversial Adani Carmichael coal mine, with Tokio Marine Kiln the latest insurer to announce it would drop “any future underwriting” of the project.

Early this month, major Lloyd’s of London syndicate and London-based (re)insurer MS Amlin ruled out insurance for the “polluting” Adani coal mine – leaving Tokio Marine the last of the top 10 Lloyd’s insurers to rule out coverage. Now, Tokio Marine has joined the other major insurers in dropping coverage for the coal mine.

TMK said in a statement to campaign group Market Forces that it has been involved in the underwriting of the coal mine but will no longer participate after its existing policies expire. “We regularly review our portfolios and risk appetite in line with our broader organisational goals and can confirm that TMK would not participate in any future underwriting contracts on this project,” TMK said.

ERS Insurance, another Lloyd’s of London underwriter, also announced it would never insure Adani’s coal mine.

With TMK and ERS Insurance’s statements, 25 Lloyd’s syndicates and 34 major insurance companies have ruled out coverage for the coal mine due to environmental concerns.

[Roxanne Libatique]

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