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

Ahead of No obligation and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels this May, Europump president Vanni Vignoli appears at the EU’s roadmap for industrial assist.
Vanni Vignoli, president of Europump.
Following its bulletins of 5 May 2021 updating the New Industrial Strategy proposed in 2020, the European Commission has additional indicated that it’ll rely fairly heavily 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, as well as the necessity to overcome the disaster provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The EU Recovery and Resilience Plan launched in Spring 2021 is basically constructing on the capability of European industry 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 freedom and adaptability wanted for firms to grow and compete globally.
The European technology industries, and in particular our pumps, compressors, faucets and valves sectors, have for a protracted time considered the enhancement of their world competitiveness inside the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of power effectivity and ecolabel laws. In parallel, digitalisation has offered increased alternatives and introduced new challenges, including debates on the suitable regulatory degree (sharing of commercial knowledge, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever extra fierce international competitors, require that public authorities and industry in the EU work increasingly more closely to design and deploy methods that reinforce our competitiveness and our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This would be the subject of the initial debate kicking off our Joint EU Policy Conference, which will convey 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 still faced, by these three key sectors of business.
Specific Technical and Policy Issues
As the regulatory panorama across Europe, and indeed the whole world, becomes ever extra advanced, the burden on industry only will increase. It subsequently falls to sector particular trade organisations, such as Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to establish and advise on those technical and policy issues most related to their respective sectors. In our explicit arena, that relates, after all, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump related gear – a huge and necessary subset of business, given the width and breadth of pump applications.
Against this backdrop, one of the main concerns when determining 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 focus on how, along with the importance for corporations to handle technical features impacting their every day enterprise operations, they think about the optimistic function of industry in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all of the sessions could have a technical theme matching probably the most appropriate UN SDG, and with illustration from the European Commission together with technical consultants from trade and/or analysis institutes, they may every be reflective of the current legislative terrain, as 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 supplies and substances of concern (Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 6: Clean Water and Sanitation)
The regulatory and legislative panorama throughout Europe is changing into increasingly complicated, and industry, in all its guises, must be conscious and prepared for what is coming. By partaking with those commerce organisations that characterize your best interests, you can maintain abreast of all of the compliance developments as they have an result on your small business and the areas by which you use.
Europump’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Joint Conference will happen in Brussels on 9–11 May 2022 at 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 symbolize greater than 450 companies 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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