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Our impact

Impact stories

Inspiring stories showing the impact of Lloyd’s Register Foundation projects all around the world.

Providing safe water supplies in East Africa

If a key COVID-19 measure is hand hygiene, what about the three-fifths of the world which doesn’t have safe access to clean water?  The International Water Security Network (IWSN) is providing practical help to African communities.

Research helps tackle the stress and loneliness of life at sea

We’re working with Cardiff University’s Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC) to persuade shipping firms to improve conditions for their employees - who may be at sea for up to a year without a break.

Developing safety-critical skills in South-East Asia

By providing scholarships to the South East Asia Skills Enhancement Programme (SEASEP), we’re giving a new generation of engineers the skills and training they need to further their careers and make their industries safer.

Supporting a global network of maritime law experts

By supporting the International Maritime Legal Institute (IMLI), we’re helping to develop a formidable network of maritime legal specialists across the world, sharing the same principles and working towards the same goals. 

Blockchain - transforming safety at sea

A grant from Lloyd’s Register Foundation to study the use of blockchain in shipping could lead to cleaner fuels, better conditions for seafarers and fewer fires at sea through safer transport of hazardous materials.

Saving lives of the world’s poorest fishermen

Fishermen in poor countries face unacceptably high risks of death or life-changing injuries. In Bangladesh, every year over 1,350 fishermen die at sea, in boats without the most basic safety equipment – or even clean drinking water.

Safe seaweed to feed the planet

Forested with wind turbines and crowded with congested shipping lanes, can the North Sea also be a sustainable source of seaweed to feed the planet, and can this happen safely?

Why does the maritime past matter?

Our Heritage & Education Centre is the custodian of Lloyd’s Register’s unique heritage collection, containing more than 250 years of ship plans, survey reports, letter books, photograph collections and so much more.

Is shipping ready for radical transparency?

Blockchain has the potential to revolutionise many different sectors so we are supporting Maritime Blockchain Labs in exploring how these technologies can transform the assurance and safety of shipping’s critical infrastructure.

What does the world know about safety?

Our Foresight Review on global safety evidence explores the current data we have, how those data sets are used and what the trends and challenges are for the future evidence base for safety.

Can we predict how accidents really happen?

Our ten-year relationship with the Pusan National Research Centre has grown its capability and capacity for pioneering marine and offshore research.

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