Sustainability and decarbonisation: how can the EU’s industrial policy assist industry’s efforts?

Ahead of its Annual Meeting and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels this May, Europump president Vanni Vignoli looks at the EU’s roadmap for industrial help.
Vanni Vignoli, president of Europump.
Following its announcements of 5 May 2021 updating the New Industrial Strategy proposed in 2020, the European Commission has additional indicated that it is going to rely quite closely on trade to ship on the major challenges faced by our economies and societies in Europe. This is particularly the case in relation to sustainability, digital transformation, and international competitiveness, in addition to the necessity to overcome the disaster provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The EU Recovery and Resilience Plan launched in Spring 2021 is largely building on the aptitude of European business to design and produce the building blocks of the dual green and digital transition. At the same time, the EU is shaping a dense regulatory framework that doesn’t always support the liberty and flexibility needed for companies to grow and compete globally.
The European expertise industries, and specifically our pumps, compressors, faucets and valves sectors, have for a really lengthy time thought of the enhancement of their international competitiveness throughout the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of power efficiency and ecolabel laws. In parallel, digitalisation has offered elevated opportunities and brought new challenges, together with debates on the suitable regulatory degree (sharing of industrial knowledge, synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever extra fierce worldwide competitors, require that public authorities and industry within the EU work increasingly extra intently to design and deploy strategies that reinforce our competitiveness and our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This will be the subject of the preliminary debate kicking off our Joint EU Policy Conference, which is able to deliver collectively key coverage makers from the three EU policy institutions in command of the Industrial Strategy and three Executives representing and illustrating the achievements enjoyed, and challenges nonetheless confronted, by these three key sectors of business.
Specific Technical and Policy Issues
As the regulatory landscape across Europe, and indeed the entire world, becomes ever extra complicated, the burden on trade only will increase. It subsequently falls to sector particular commerce organisations, such as Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to identify and advise on those technical and coverage points most related to their respective sectors. In our specific enviornment, that relates, after all, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump related tools – a huge and important subset of industry, given the width and breadth of pump purposes.
Against this backdrop, one of many major considerations when figuring out the core themes for the joint convention was to hold up a direct reference to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Within this focus, the three associations intend to spotlight how, together with the significance for corporations to handle technical elements impacting their day by day business operations, they contemplate the constructive role of business in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all the classes will have a technical theme matching essentially the most appropriate UN SDG, and with representation from the European Commission along with technical experts from business and/or research institutes, they’ll each be reflective of the current legislative terrain, as it pertains to pumps and pumping methods in the following key areas:
Circular Economy & Eco-design (Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 12: Responsible Consumption and Production)
Industry’s Digital Transformation and Innovation (Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
The restriction of use of materials and substances of concern (Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 6: Clean Water and Sanitation)
The regulatory and legislative panorama across Europe is changing into increasingly advanced, and business, in all its guises, needs to be aware and ready for what’s coming. By engaging with these commerce organisations that characterize your best pursuits, you’ll find a way to maintain abreast of all of the compliance developments as they have an result on your small business and the areas in which you operate.
Unexplored ’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Joint Conference will take place in Brussels on 9–11 May 2022 on the NH Collection Grand Sablon, Rue Bodenbroek – Bodenbroekstraat, 2, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium.
The full programme and registration process are available right here.
Europump is the European Association of Pump Manufacturers. Established in 1960, it represents sixteen National Associations. Europump members represent more than 450 firms with a collective production worth of more than €10 billion and an worker base of one hundred 000 folks across Europe.
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