News By Tag
News By Place
Anvil Publishes Special Report on Air Pollution in Response to World Health Organisation Statistics
Special Report on Air Pollution Considers the Longer Term Implications for Organisations and Provides Immediate Advice for Reducing the Risks To Corporate Travellers
By: Anvil Group
The latest WHO figures measure the amount of pollutants in the air in more than 4,300 cities, towns and other settlements in 108 countries around the world. More cities than ever are now monitoring their air quality and the alarming stats show that 9 in 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollution. The WHO also reveals that air pollution contributes to the deaths of 7 million people each year.
As a global travel and operational risk company, Anvil Group works closely with clients to address longer-term resilience issues as well as providing more immediate medical and security assistance services.
This Special Report by Anvil provides further information for corporates on the subject of air pollution. Produced by Anvil's in-house risk intelligence and medical teams, it reviews the current situation, considers the implications for global businesses, looks at the opportunities for change and provides more immediate advice for organisations and personnel who may be working in or travelling to regions with concerning air quality index levels.
Karl Kirkcaldy, Anvil's Head of Risk Intelligence said: "Many organisations fail to comprehend the potential impact on their employees of even short-term exposure to air pollution so it's often overlooked as a risk factor. Although it isn't always possible to avoid areas with high air quality index levels, there are some simple steps that can be taken in order to reduce exposure and mitigate the risks."
Those interested in the reading the full report can access via the Anvil website at http://blog.anvilgroup.com/
For further information, contact Anne-Marie Fast