Our heritage

Lloyd’s Register was set up in 1760 in London and it maintains a successful relationship between tradition and foresight. Since our foundation we have responded to change and led the developments that have made lives safer and helped businesses prosper. 

Our reputation as an independent body – with safety, integrity and high standards as its guiding principles – has been built up over more than 255 years. This heritage is an important part of our culture and forward-thinking approach to our business.