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Scottish Quality Crops (SQC).

An industry leader in the certification of crops, Scottish Quality Crops work alongside our team to provide quality assurance to crop-growing farms throughout Scotland.

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Formed in 1994, Scottish Quality Crops provides certification and assurance for all combinable crops. Working with our team, they adopt a full industry approach, covering all sectors of crop production – from growing and processing to wholesaling. Its members now account for 90% of all combinable crops in Scotland.

What are the benefits?

Comprehensive assurance

The assurance process provides certification on the full production process, including but not limited to: fertilisers and manures, crop protection, harvesting, storage, haulage and worker assessments. Our team will help you meet the highest possible standards of crop growth and harvesting, assessing current compliance and areas of improvement.

Proven traceability

Upon successful completion of the SQC audit, members are supplied a ‘Grain Passport’. This is unique to each member and is thereon associated with crops. This assures complete traceability for trade and consumers.

Wider market access

Traceability and quality assurance play large roles in producers’ relationships with consumers and stakeholders. Assurance gives greater access to market areas. Most major markets expect all grain intakes to be assured to high production standards, covering food safety and environmental care.

Why choose us?

Experience & expertise

One of the UK’s first providers of farm assurances, Lloyd’s Register offers specialist support for Scotland’s agricultural sector. Working closely with SQC for a number of years, we speak your language and understand your business needs.

Year-round technical support

Members of SQC benefit from year-round technical guidance from our agriculture team, ensuring that your business remains accredited and operates towards the highest possible standards.


Where possible, we will combine audits to save you time and money. Our effective and robust audit processes ensure minimum impact on your day-to-day business.

Help LR to help others

The profits Lloyd’s Register generates go to the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charitable organisation supporting engineering-related research, education and public engagement around LR initiatives. Knowing our efforts contribute to such a cause reinforces our purpose: working together for a safer world.


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