News | October 31, 2011

LRQA Americas Sustainability Achieves Climate RegisteredM Status Following The Acceptance Of Its Greenhouse Gas Inventory By The Climate Registry

Reporting to The Climate Registry ensures LRQA's clients and stakeholders have transparent access to the company's greenhouse gas emissions data

SANTA BARBARA, CA - (BUSINESS WIRE) - LRQA Americas Sustainability, Inc. (LRQA) today announced that it has achieved Climate Registered status with The Climate Registry following the successful measurement and independent verification of the company's greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory. The achievement ensures LRQA's clients and stakeholders have transparent access to the company's greenhouse gas emissions data and enables LRQA to be among the few organizations able to participate in the North American carbon market as both a reporter and a verifier.

"Being Climate RegisteredTM demonstrates our sustainability leadership, with independently verified and measured systems that enable us to identify opportunities to continuously reduce our carbon footprint," said Ivor John, General Manager of LRQA. He added, "The program's assurance process is entirely consistent with our own values, and we have tremendous respect for The Climate Registry, which sets a high standard for organizations to meet."

For over a decade, LRQA has worked with clients across North America to better manage complex environmental issues and improve their sustainability performance, and now LRQA's GHG inventory measurement supports the company's own efforts to further add value to clients and society by:

  • implementing specific initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint, and
  • identifying opportunities for cost savings and efficiencies that further enable LRQA to invest in sustainability research and programs that support business and the community.

LRQA's Climate RegisteredTM status follows LRQA's Green Business certification in April 2011 whereby its sustainable purchasing policies, waste minimization efforts, and energy and water conservation practices were recognized by the Santa Barbara County Green Business Program in Santa Barbara, California.

About LRQA Americas Sustainability

Acquired by Lloyd's Register Americas, Inc. in January 2009, LRQA Americas Sustainability, Inc. is one of The Climate Registry's leading verification bodies, and was one of the first six verification bodies to attain American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation under ISO 14064-3, and ISO 14065. In addition, LRQA Americas Sustainability is a recognized verification body for the Climate Action Reserve and the California Air Resources Board, and also provides technical advisory services such as sustainability performance assessments, CSR pre-assurance, GHG inventory development, and other sustainability services. A member of the Lloyd's Register Group of entities, LRQA Americas Sustainability, Inc. teams with its sister company Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, Inc. to deliver sustainability management services across North America, supporting LRQA's global sustainability operations.

About LRQA and Lloyd's Register
Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, Inc. is a member of the Lloyd's Register Group. LRQA is a leading independent provider of Business Assurance services including certification, validation, verification and training. The Group enhances the safety of life, property and the environment by helping our clients to ensure the quality construction and operation of critical infrastructure. It comprises charities and non-charitable entities, which support the charities in their main goal.

Lloyd's Register and [all referenced brands*] are trading names of the Lloyd's Register Group of entities. Services are provided by members of the Lloyd's Register Group, for details see

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