At LRQA, our success is measured by your business improvement
About LRQA and the global service we provide to our clients
Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) is the world’s leading provider of independent assessment services including certification, validation, verification and training across a broad spectrum of standards and schemes. We are recognized by over 50 accreditation bodies and deliver our services to clients across more than 120 countries worldwide.
Our unique assessment methodology – LRQA Business Assurance – helps organizations manage their systems and risks to improve and protect their current and future performance. LRQA is a subsidiary of the Lloyd’s Register Group Ltd.
We work across global supply chains, serving a range of industrial, commercial and public organizations and business sectors worldwide, including government, aerospace, automotive, medical, manufacturing, chemical, transportation, engineering, food and beverage, distribution and retail services.
The Lloyd’s Register Group is an independent risk management organization that works to help improve its clients’ quality, safety, environmental and business performance throughout the world.
Lloyd's Register's reputation for impartiality is renowned worldwide, and LRQA has inherited the same reputation in the assessment of management systems.
LRQA has over 48 offices worldwide and continues to expand this number annually.
Highly Trained Assessors
Our reputation in management systems certification is built firmly on the professionalism and expertise of our assessment personnel. This reputation is maintained by investing in our assessors at a level unprecedented in the management systems community. Our selection process is rigorous to ensure consistency of interpretation and maintenance of skills, and all LRQA assessors must achieve RABQSA and/or IRCA Lead Status.
Independent and Impartial
The markets served by LRQA value our services for their integrity. Critical to this is the need to recognize any potential conflicts of interest in the services provided and to take action to ensure these do not adversely impact on the impartiality, independence and objectivity our actions.
As part of its on-going commitment to impartiality, the top management of LRQA has requested its independent advisory board, the LRQA General Technical Committee, to undertake the role of impartiality committee. LRQA routinely identifies and analyses the possibilities for conflict of interest arising from its relationships and the delivery of its assessment, verification and certification services. Where threats of impartiality are identified the provisions to eliminate or minimize such threats are documented along with data demonstrating their on-going effectiveness. These are made available to the LRQA GTC for consideration as part of their periodic review of the impartiality of the audit, certification and decision making processes of LRQA.
To date, we currently hold accreditation from the following accreditation bodies.
What does it mean to be accredited and why is it important? Read more about LRQA’s International Accreditations.
ANSI-ANAB ( USA)
CAI (Czech Republic)
CNAS (China, formerly CNAB)
Environment Ministry (Italy)
HKCAS (Hong Kong)
IATF (TS 16949)
IPAQ ( Portugal)
JAS/ANZ (Australia/New Zealand)