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Certification that drives performance.

ISO 9001:2015 certification has been achieved by more than a million organisations worldwide and is arguably the most important piece of business literature ever written.

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ISO 9001 certification from Lloyd's Register (LR) is suitable for organisations of any size and in any sector. It demonstrates that a quality management system (QMS) follows a robust and globally recognised approach that’s focused on continual improvement and customer satisfaction. In many cases, independent third-party certification to ISO 9001 is a requirement to trade, so can help deliver new business opportunities as well as driving internal efficiency. 

What we offer

While conformity is an important aspect of our assurance services, LR's unique methodology turns assessment into a powerful management tool to improve and protect performance. By understanding what really matters to your organisation and stakeholders, we help you improve your management system and your business at the same time.

Transition audit
The transition assessment will look to see that your management system has addressed all of the new and changed requirements of ISO 9001:2015. As an organisation, you need to understand the revised standard and be ready to demonstrate how you meet the requirements.

Gap analysis
If you are new to ISO 9001, this is an opportunity to focus on any critical, high risk or weak areas of your system to create a certifiable QMS. We will work with you to define the scope of the gap analysis to ensure it meets your objectives.

This is typically a two-stage process consisting of a system appraisal and an initial assessment. The duration of your assessment will depend on the size and complexity of your organisation and the maturity of your management system.
Once your management system has been approved, we conduct regular surveillance visits to check the ongoing effectiveness of your system, giving you the assurance that your QMS is continually improving.

If you are starting to implement your QMS, want to improve what you have or to focus on a specific aspect of your management system, or if you are an experienced practitioner looking to gain a formal qualification, we have a course to meet your learning objective.

Integrated management system assessment
Organisations with multiple management systems, such as quality, environmental, occupational health and safety and information security, can benefit from a co-ordinated assessment and surveillance programme.

A wide range of assurance services
Don’t let your certification journey stop with quality; at LR, we deliver certification, validation and verification assessment services to all of the world’s leading standards and schemes including health and safety, environmental, sustainability, energy management, business continuity, cyber security and many more. 

What are the benefits?

Satisfied customers, streamlined processes and easy integration.
Accredited ISO 9001:2015 certification from LR enables you to demonstrate your commitment to quality and continual improvement to your customers and other stakeholders. This can provide you with a competitive advantage, where certification is not already a contractual obligation.

By following the best practice principles found in the standard, you will develop a more robust approach to risk management, a process approach to quality and a greater understanding of the internal and external context of your organisation, all of which will contribute to your effectiveness and performance.

The Annex SL High Level Structure used by ISO in its new and revised standards makes it far simpler for management system controls to be integrated into a single ‘business management system’, which can help to reduce duplication in cost and effort.

Why choose LR?

LR has been at the forefront of standards development and a market leader in certification and training for more than 25 years.  

Technical expertise
Technical specialists from LR were involved in developing ISO 9001:2015. Our assessors are industry specialists who are matched with your business needs, enabling an effective and robust audit of your system. We’re expert in not only understanding the potential in cutting-edge ideas, but applying this pragmatically in ways which guarantee impact today and in the long-term.

Your business helps LR to help others
The profits we generate fund the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity that supports engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything we do. All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day: working together for a safer world.

Independent & Impartial

We maintain our independence and impartiality by proactively managing conflicts of interest across all LR businesses including those which may exist between consultancy and third-party certification services.  We will not offer consultancy services for any management system that is in the process of or has completed accredited third-party certification with LR. Further, if we are already providing consultancy services relating to a management system, we will not offer any accredited third-party assessment services.

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