Lloyds Register Quality Assurance, Inc. (LRQA North America)
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, with recognition from over 50 accreditation bodies around the world.
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- Business Type:
- Service provider
- Industry Type:
- Environmental Management
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
At LRQA, we are passionate about what we do, and we work hard to apply our expertise to make your management systems more efficient and effective. This is why we are one of the world's most trusted registrars providing assurance for your business - and in turn, your clients.
We understand that you expect your management systems to contribute significantly to your capability to achieve strategic goals. Our Business Assurance approach to management systems assessment and reporting is unique; it's an approach that enables you to demonstrate how your system is helping to drive your business forward in a measurable and verifiable way.
Business Assurance allows LRQA and our clients to think outside of the confines of the management system to identify and measure its effects on their business.
At a glance.
- Global organization, working in over 120 countries
- Recognized by over 50 accreditation bodies
- Part of Lloyd's Register Group Limited
LRQA has issued thousands of global approvals in areas including environmental, climate change, sustainability, quality, health and safety, supply chain management and security. We work hard to apply our expertise to make your management systems more efficient and effective. This is why we are one of the world’s most trusted management system assessment companies providing assurance for your business – and in turn, your clients.
Reputation and Experience – We have issued over 44,220 approvals at more than 48,420 sites. We are recognized and respected worldwide for our own high standards of technical competence, impartiality and independence. We think outside of the confines of the management system to identify and measure its effects on your business. It’s part of our standard of performance.
Assessor Expertise – Our assessors are highly qualified in their fields of management system expertise – they know our clients’ business and understand their needs. We use a unique qualification coding system that makes certain your LRQA assessors have the right industry background and expertise so they are able to conduct an effective and robust audit of your systems. We aim to provide qualified local assessor(s) to ensure that costs are kept to a minimum.
Assessment Methodology – Our assessments focus on the area and issues that are important to your business. We view the process as more than just certification; we view it as a Business Assurance process that helps you assure key stakeholders that you can deliver on the promises and goals you make. Through regular surveillance visits we provide ongoing verification of continual improvement in areas that support your declared business goals.
Assessment Reports – We will provide helpful and insightful overviews in the Executive Summary, tracking of improvements in key areas in the Continual Improvement logs, and advanced views of your long term assessment plan. We look to create benchmarking practices for like-minded progressive companies; therefore, our analysis, reports, observations and advice will be focused on driving business performance and adding value to your organization.
Valuable support and guidance – We provide quick response to questions through phone, email and our client-only extranet which provides valuable support and guidance materials and a question and answer KnowledgeBase.
Extensive range of services – We can provide your organization with an extensive range of training, certification and verification services in a variety of fields to support your organization’s future growth and development.
Integrated Assessments – We will work with you to reduce costs through the effective integration of management system assessments.
Global Capabilities LRQA has offices in over 30 countries and clients in over 120 countries. We operate a single system worldwide, which ensures that our certification process is consistent from any of our offices around the world.
Our unique assessment methodology helps you manage your systems and risks to improve and protect the current and future performance of your organization. LRQA introduced Business Assurance to the certification market in 2004. This initiative had significant influence across the industry, extending the focus beyond the certificate to an assessment approach linked to strategic objectives to help ensure you:
- have the capability to deliver on the promises you make, enhancing your reputation, and helping you to substantiate claims and differentiate yourself
- see the tangible benefits of the value of management systems, linking these benefits to financial performance or improvements in effectiveness and efficiency
- develop your capability to manage a range of non-financial risks
- feel confident that management systems are meeting stakeholder needs
LRQA has been consistently first to meet the certification needs of business. Since 1985, our people have been at the forefront of all the major developments that have shaped the independent certification industry. Today, it is with our help that organizations globally can be confident their systems and operations meet the demands of stakeholders with a view to helping ensure long-term sustainable growth.
Our assessors possess deep technical insight so they understand the industries they work in and the businesses they assess. By connecting this knowledge to your systems and processes, we help ensure that your management systems are aligned with your strategic objectives.
In addition, we are a major contributor to the development and improvement of standards and associated guidance in the fields of management systems and conformity assessment worldwide. As recognized voices in the industry, our experts are regularly part of national and international technical committees, accreditation forums, standard committees and industry sector groups.
With no shareholders of our own, we are independent and impartial in everything we do. We are committed to acting with integrity and objectivity at all times.
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 routinely identifies and analyses the possibilities for conflict of interest arising from its relationships and the delivery of its assessment, verification and certification services, as part of this analysis they consult interested parties who are involved in the industries that are covered by these 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. This analysis is reviewed by LRQA’s top management as part of LRQA’s management review process.