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Lloyds Register

Our company in a nutshell

Working together for a safer world

Lloyd's Register helps to protect life and property and supports education and engineering-related research.

We do this through a commercial entity, LR, a leading provider of engineering-centric, global professional services that improve the safety and performance of complex, critical infrastructure for our clients and for society. And through a charitable arm, the Lloyd's Register Foundation, which through its network is able to provide unbiased world-expert research and education in science and engineering.

Founded in 1760 as a marine classification society, LR now operates across multiple industry sectors, with some 8,000 employees operating in 78 countries and headquartered in London, UK.

What sets us apart

Social business

Safety has been at the heart of our work since 1760 and we invest our time, money and resources to help fulfil our mission, through our everyday activities and by generating profits that help fund the Lloyd's Register Foundation. Read more about our mission and values.

Technical expertise

Our reputation for technical excellence relies on the skills, knowledge and experience of our employees. We are at the forefront of understanding the application of new science and technology to future-proof our clients'businesses, harnessing and analysing data to provide our clients with rich management information and innovative decision making tools.


Our independence from government and beneficial shareholders means that we can provide reliable, impartial and informed advice that you can trust, free from compromise, free from prejudice. Our independence is supported by this organisational structure and strengthened through our approach to corporate governance and our heritage.

Breadth of service

Our compliance, assurance and performance services provide clients with confidence through the asset lifecycle and across the supply chain.

Global reach

LR has a truly global view, with 8,000 employees based in 195 offices worldwide - closer to clients and closer to market. We are uniquely placed to understand and provide commentary on issues and trends in local markets, from a global viewpoint.

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