Leading independent provider of assurance services, including certification, validation, verification and training across a broad spectrum of standards and schemes, Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance, or LRQA, delivers its services to companies operating in all of the major sectors worldwide.
From ‘best-in-class’ second- and third-party management systems assessment, certification and training services through to sustainability work, the company is dedicated to delivering a range of services that combine integrity, technical expertise and innovation to offer tangible business benefits.
Through its unique assessment methodology, known as Business Assurance, LRQA manages systems and risks to improve and protect the current and future performance of an organisation.
LRQA is recognised by over 50 accreditation bodies globally and delivers its services to clients in more than 120 countries. By under- standing what really matters to an organisation and stakeholders, LRQA works with companies to assist in their management system’s continual improvement. Its breadth of understanding is vital today, as virtually every business is operating within global markets.
Conformity is an important aspect of Business Assurance and its approach allows assessments to be tailored according to how well a management system is managed and reduces operational risks in every aspect, including quality, environment and health and safety, while still ensuring conformance to the full requirements of the chosen standard or scheme.
LRQA is a member of UK-based nonprofit organisation Lloyd’s Register group, which was founded in 1760, employs about 1 500 people and has a group turnover of about £900-million. The Lloyd’s Register group provides independent assurance to companies operating high-risk capital intensive assets to enhance the safety of life, property, and the environment, so helping its clients ensure safe, responsible and sustainable operations.