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A reputation for excellence and innovation

Operating in more than 150 countries with a team of more than 5,000 people, LRQA’s award-winning compliance, supply chain, cybersecurity and ESG specialists help more than 61,000 clients across almost every sector to anticipate, mitigate and manage risk wherever they operate 

Our cybersecurity awards and recognitions

Our cybersecurity team continues to achieve multiple vendor certifications, highly respected industry accreditations and international accolades, demonstrating the breadth, depth and impact of their services.

The world leader in CREST accreditations 


We are proud to be the only organisation in the world with a full suite of CREST accreditations. (CREST – The Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers). Our team of consultants have achieved the highest accreditations for Penetration TestingRed TeamingIncident Response services and Threat Intelligence. In addition, we were also the first organisation to be CREST accredited for our Security Operation Centre services.










Our food safety awards and recognitions 

Our food safety experts are renowned for supporting some of the world's most recognisable brands in their efforts to reduce risk and deliver safe, sustainable food to consumers.

Auditor of the Year Award 
2024 - Pauline Shaw

The BRCGS Auditor of the Year award for 2024 highlighted Pauline's high customer satisfaction rating where she was praised for her audit preparation and technical knowledge, along with her approachable and effective interview technique. Pauline was also an active member of the committee that developed Issue 4 of the BRCGS Storage and Distribution Global Standard. Her industry knowledge and experience enabled her to share suggestions to strengthen the requirements and ensure its rigour and relevance for businesses using the standard.

Best Company

LRQA’s Best Company 2023 award highlighted:

  • Year-on-year growth in GFSI-recognised food safety services.
  • New product launches including the Better Chicken Audit Module for enhanced animal welfare in the UK and awarding the world’s first MSC and ASC Ecolabel certificate for Seaweed, ensuring the product is safe and sustainably produced.
  • Building industry understanding of best practice through campaigns to support transition to revised standards and our podcast series on food safety and responsible sourcing.

Best Auditor Award
Ken Whatley - 2022

LRQA’s Senior Environmental Health Consultant, Ken Whatley, was named 2022 Auditor of the Year by The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT). The Best Auditor category recognises continued excellence in terms of knowledge, objectivity, and pragmatism in their audit skills, whilst ensuring conformance with recognised standards.

Ken has built a reputation for consistency and has achieved some of the best results for client satisfaction with LRQA.

Automotive awards

2024 Excellent Intelligent Connected Vehicle 
Certification and Inspection Provider award 

The award underpins LRQA's commitment to advancing automotive safety and security through its robust certification and inspection services. Esteemed participants included major automakers and technology firms such as Ford, Volkswagen, Huawei and Xiaomi.

The award serves as a significant milestone for LRQA, reinforcing its position as a leader in the automotive industry in regards to intelligent connected vehicle certification and inspection.

A history of firsts

Technical experts

Our team of specialists serve on 68 global technical committees. We’ve been instrumental in the development of over 50 global and national standards, schemes and guidelines.

Industry pioneers

We were the first organisation awarded UKAS accreditation to deliver ISO 9001 (1987) and ISO 14001 (1996) certification. We are also the only organisation in the world to achieve a full suite of CREST accreditations (2024).

Solution-based innovation

We provided the first independent verification of a CSR report (1995), and our team of ESG specialists launched EIQ, the world’s first end-to-end supply chain due diligence platform (2019).

A new approach to risk management

We established Assurance 4.0, driving a client-challenge-led approach to risk and opportunity (2024).

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