Lloyds Register Quality Assurance, Inc. (LRQA North America)

LRQA Responds to Global Climate Change Initiatives

Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, Inc (LRQA), a member of the Lloyd's Register Group, responds to global climate change initiatives as it takes lead sponsorship at the upcoming 2007 Carbon Footprint Consumer Products Summit to be held in Chicago, IL US September 13-14, 2007. Andrew Ritchie, Lloyd's Register Group Environmental Products Manager, will introduce examples of successful environmental management initiatives to attendees and chair a panel discussion around the importance of optimizing efficiency within distribution and logistics networks to reduce carbon emissions.

LRQA’s lead sponsorship and participation in the 2007 Carbon Footprint Consumer Products Summit is one of many current environmental management and carbon market events in which LRQA is taking part worldwide, including:
• Latin American Carbon Forum, Lima, Peru September 5-6
• Carbon Footprint Construction Summit, Bloomsbury, London, UK September 17-18
• Green Issues – Carbon Labelling and Food Miles, Marlborough, London, UK September 26
• International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) AGM & Annual Conference, Washington D.C., US September 26-28
• Carbon Expo Asia, November 6-7

“LRQA is a market leader in the provision of environmental management services, and as we increase our activities in this arena, we demonstrate our commitment to continued growth and improvement, not only to the environmental sector, but to other market sectors that also recognize the importance of global climate change initiatives,” says Andrew Smith, Senior Vice President, Lloyd's Register Americas Management Systems.

LRQA continues to broaden its scope of environmental verification and assurance services through supply chain assurance, sustainability report verification, emissions management, carbon performance analysis and environmental management system assessments. For more information on LRQA’s environmental verification and assurance services, visit www.climatechange.lrqa.com.

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