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Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) is an independent global charity with a unique structure and an important mission: engineering a safer world.

We focus on the most pressing global safety challenges and enhance the safety of life and property at sea, on land, and in the air. We do this by supporting high quality research, accelerating technology to application, and through education and public outreach. Our unique structure comes from the fact that we own a significant trading company, Lloyd’s Register Group. We share the same mission and work together to make the world a safer place.

Introduction and foreword

Dr Ruth Boumphrey

Dr Ruth Boumphrey

Lloyd’s Register Foundation, Chief Executive

Welcome to ‘Together’
Looking back on my first year as Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s Chief Executive, I have been reflecting on the difference we have made as a global safety charity over that time.

The safety of people around the world is still uncertain. Disasters like the earthquake in Turkey and Syria expose the desperate need not only for improved, resilient infrastructure built to high standards around the world, but also action informed by greater understanding of the resilience of the individual people and communities affected. Our World Risk Poll report ‘A Resilient World? Understanding vulnerability in a changing climate’ helps planners and policy makers across the world in preparing better when disaster strikes.

The latest IPCC reports show much more needs to be done to mitigate the impact of climate change, and with populations set to increase and the world economy forecast to double by 2050, we will be demanding even more from our engineered systems - both on land and in the ocean.

Engineers are critically important in keeping people safe – now and in the future. Often underappreciated, their role will grow in significance as these critical challenges facing society become more pressing. Our mission as a charity is to champion and empower people to engineer a safer world – especially in countries which are developing rapidly and where engineering skills are most needed.

When I look at the incredible people, teams, organisations and communities supported by Lloyd’s Register Foundation, I am reminded how often teamwork and collaboration lead to breakthroughs and innovations that make a real difference. Our best work is done when we work across disciplines and sectors, sharing expertise and best practice with the goal of keeping people safe.

It is this spirit of collaboration that provided the inspiration for ‘Together’, the Foundation’s Impact Review for 2022. It speaks to the convening power of Lloyd’s Register Foundation – bringing people around the world to work together to deliver innovative solutions to the world’s biggest safety challenges.

During the course of 2022, we have funded over 50 new projects in 12 countries, investing over £14million in support of our mission to engineer a safer world.

With thanks to all those who dedicate their lives to putting our mission into action: our colleagues, our global-grants community, and our partners such as the United Nations Global Compact, World Bank and High-Level Climate Champions, we continue to expand the scope and impact of our work, and I look forward to celebrating more successes and achievements in the coming year.

We hope you enjoy reading our Impact Review – and that these stories will inspire you to work with us in the future.

We would like to thank

  • Pentti Kujala
  • Helen Balmforth
  • Gemma Turner
  • Andrew Keevil
  • Charles Haskell
  • Andy Franks
  • Samie Parkar
  • Ahila Karan
  • Carlo Raucci
  • Jack Pink
  • Julian Whitewright
  • Charlie Fenn
  • Hazel Ingham
  • Andriannah Mbandi
  • Destra Mebratu
  • Sanley Abila
  • Lorna Lewin
  • Anu Ohja
  • Dan Matspola
  • Thandile Vuntu
  • Constantinos Triantafillou

Design and copywriting

  • Luminous
  • James Moore
  • Emily Anderson
  • Charlie McCormick

Photography credits

  • Sam Barker


  • Sam Dadd
  • Rachel Wells
  • Beth Elliot
  • David Reid
  • Christine Cook
  • Mathea Berghouse
  • Debbie Blackmore

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