Lloyd's Register Group Limited

LRQA is part of Lloyd's Register Group Ltd. Lloyd’s Register is a global organisation which provides independent assurance to companies operating high-risk, capital-intensive assets in the energy and transportation sectors, to enhance the safety of life, property and the environment. This helps our clients to create safe, responsible and sustainable supply chains.

LR is a company limited by shares, called Lloyd’s Register Group Limited; we are the operating company of the Lloyd’s Register organisation. The shares in Lloyd’s Register Group Limited are owned by Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a registered charity..

Independent & Impartial

The Lloyd's Register Group is one of the world leaders in assessing business processes and products to internationally recognised standards. The standards are either those of major independent bodies or ones that we have developed ourselves. From design and new build to in-service operations and decommissioning, we aim to deliver complete lifecycle and risk management solutions to help ensure the safety, integrity and operational performance of assets and systems.

Lloyd’s Register's reputation as an independent body - with safety, integrity and high standards as its guiding principles - has been built up over more than 250 years. With no shareholders of our own, we are independent and impartial in everything we do.

A Proud History

Lloyd's Register owes its name and foundation to a 17th century London coffee house owned by Edward Lloyd, a meeting place of merchants, marine underwriters and others connected with shipping. In 1760, customers of the coffee house formed the 'Register Society' to examine merchant ships and 'classify' them according to their condition.

Delivering services for over 250 years to organisations worldwide

The first Register of Ships was printed in 1764. The early 1900s saw Lloyd's Register bringing its expertise to bear in other industries, particularly the energy sector. We also widened our services to include management systems certification.

Today Lloyd's Register's constitution reaffirms the long-held principle that the organisation’s public benefit objective is to help enhance the safety of life and property across a wide range of industries and to promote education and research in those sectors.