Sustainability and decarbonisation: how can the EU’s industrial coverage 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 assist.
Vanni Vignoli, president of Europump.
Following its announcements of 5 May 2021 updating the New Industrial Strategy proposed in 2020, the European Commission has further indicated that it will rely quite heavily on industry to deliver on the most important challenges faced by our economies and societies in Europe. This is especially the case in relation to sustainability, digital transformation, and global competitiveness, as nicely as the necessity to overcome the crisis provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The EU Recovery and Resilience Plan launched in Spring 2021 is essentially building on the capability of European industry to design and produce the constructing blocks of the twin green and digital transition. At the identical time, the EU is shaping a dense regulatory framework that doesn’t all the time assist the liberty and adaptability wanted for corporations to grow and compete globally.
The European know-how industries, and in particular our pumps, compressors, taps and valves sectors, have for a really lengthy time thought-about the enhancement of their international competitiveness inside the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of power effectivity and ecolabel laws. In Dark , digitalisation has supplied elevated alternatives and brought new challenges, including debates on the suitable regulatory level (sharing of industrial information, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever extra fierce worldwide competition, require that public authorities and trade in the EU work increasingly more intently to design and deploy methods that reinforce our competitiveness and our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This will be the subject of the initial debate kicking off our Joint EU Policy Conference, which will bring collectively key policy makers from the three EU coverage establishments in command of the Industrial Strategy and three Executives representing and illustrating the achievements loved, and challenges still confronted, by these three key sectors of industry.
Specific Technical and Policy Issues
As the regulatory landscape throughout Europe, and certainly the entire world, turns into ever extra complicated, the burden on business only increases. It subsequently falls to sector specific commerce organisations, similar to Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to determine and advise on these technical and policy issues most relevant to their respective sectors. In our particular arena, that relates, of course, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump related tools – an enormous and necessary subset of industry, given the width and breadth of pump functions.
Against this backdrop, one of the major issues when figuring out the core themes for the joint convention was to maintain a direct reference to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Within this focus, the three associations intend to focus on how, along with the importance for corporations to handle technical features impacting their every day business operations, they think about the positive role of trade in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all the sessions may have a technical theme matching probably the most applicable UN SDG, and with illustration from the European Commission together with technical consultants from industry and/or research institutes, they’ll each be reflective of the present legislative terrain, because it pertains to pumps and pumping methods within 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 becoming more and more advanced, and trade, in all its guises, must be conscious and prepared for what’s coming. By partaking with these trade organisations that represent your best interests, you’ll find a way to keep abreast of all of the compliance developments as they affect your business and the areas during which you use.
Europump’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Joint Conference will take place in Brussels on 9–11 May 2022 at the NH Collection Grand Sablon, Rue Bodenbroek – Bodenbroekstraat, 2, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium.
Surge and registration course of can be found right here.
Europump is the European Association of Pump Manufacturers. Established in 1960, it represents 16 National Associations. Europump members characterize greater than 450 corporations with a collective manufacturing value of greater than €10 billion and an employee base of a hundred 000 individuals across Europe.
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