Working together for a safer world

Lloyd’s Register (LR) is a global engineering, technical and business services organisation wholly owned by Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering. 

Founded in 1760 as a marine classification society, LR now operates across many industry sectors, with some 9,000 employees based in 78 countries. 

We have a long-standing reputation for integrity, impartiality and technical excellence. We are a successful, profit-making business which relies on the skills, knowledge and experience of our employees. Our compliance, risk and technical consultancy services give clients confidence that their assets and businesses are safe, sustainable and dependable. Our expertise and deep insight into the interface between assets, systems, people and processes, means we can offer services that clients value and trust. Through our global technology centres and research network, we are at the forefront of understanding the application of new science and technology to future-proof our clients’ businesses and help them tackle today's issues. 

“We are a truly unique organisation. Our contribution to society, through our activities and profits given to the Lloyd's Register Foundation, is something of immense pride” Alastair Marsh, LR CEO

What makes us unique

LR is a company limited by shares, called Lloyd’s Register Group Limited; we are the operating company of the Lloyd’s Register organisation. The shares in Lloyd’s Register Group Limited are owned by Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the profits we generate help fund the public benefit activities of the Foundation. In addition, some of our activities directly help to fulfil the Foundation's mission and our public benefit ethos is a driving force of the organisation. 

Our independence is supported by this organisational structure and strengthened through our approach to corporate governance and our heritage.