The pollution category addresses the prevention and control of pollution associated with an asset location and
use. This facilitates a reduction in impact on surrounding communities and environment, arising from flooding
and emissions to air, land and water.
Pollution source reduction is a proactive, and ultimately more cost effective and desirable, process than
focusing on pollution treatment and disposal. It reduces the financial, societal and environmental costs from
building operations. In addition to reducing the risk of significant financial and reputational implications in the
event of a pollution incident, addressing pollution can help address the inequities that are currently present in
our communities and provide a healthy environment for all demographic and economic groups, including
those that are less advantaged or part of a vulnerable population.