Release date: 2007-05-16

LRQA to Address the Importance of Security Management

(Newswire Today) —  Houston, TX, United States, 2007-05-16 - Lloyds Register Quality Assurance assessor to address conference attendees on the importance of security management and the benefits of certification to the international security standard ISO/PAS 28000.


Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, Inc. (LRQA), a member of the Lloyd's Register Group, will participate in the PORTSECURE 2007 Canadian Maritime & Port Security Conference and Expo May 24-25, 2007 in Toronto, ON, Canada. Hugh Hutton, LRQA Lead Assessor, will address the audience on the importance of port security management and ISO/PAS 28000, an internationally recognized security management system specification for the supply chain.

LRQA’s sponsorship and participation in PORTSECURE 2007 follows a series of supply chain security management engagements in which LRQA has participated worldwide. “LRQA is at the leading edge of supply chain security management system certification. Having issued the first ISO/PAS 28000 global certificate, we’re in a prime position to share our experience and expertise to help our clients manage security risks and assure continuity of supply,” says Andrew Smith, Senior Vice President, Lloyd’s Register Americas Management Systems.

ISO/PAS 28000 certification helps create a systematic framework in which organizations can assess security risks and threats, implement controls, and make arrangements to mitigate and manage risks and threats. Derived from the same basic principles as ISO 9001, ISO/PAS 28000 is positioned to integrate with other management system standards such as ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

About Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, Inc. (LRQA)
1. Lloyd’s Register ( is an independent risk management organization. The Lloyd’s Register Group works to help improve its clients’ quality, safety, environmental and business performance throughout the world, because life matters. Its expertise and activities cover shipping, railways, other land-based industries and oil and gas. The Group comprises charities and non-charitable companies, with the latter supporting the charities in their main public benefit goal.

2. The Lloyd's Register Group’s services include management systems certification across a wide range of sectors, and it is a leading organization in the provision of certification services worldwide. The Group’s management systems business is mainly provided under the brand LRQA (Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance). LRQA is a leading business assurance company providing verification, certification and training services to a wide range of organisations around the world. LRQA has issued over 44,000 certificates in areas including environmental, quality, health and safety, and security. Its approvals are recognised globally.

Services are provided by members of the Lloyd’s Register Group.

For more information contact:
Dave Hadlet, Director, Business Development
T: 281-646-6213
E: dave.hadlet[.]


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