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

Ahead of its Annual Meeting and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels this May, Europump president Vanni Vignoli appears at the EU’s roadmap for industrial help.
Vanni Vignoli, president of Europump.
Following Components of 5 May 2021 updating the New Industrial Strategy proposed in 2020, the European Commission has further indicated that it’ll rely fairly closely on industry to ship on the main challenges faced by our economies and societies in Europe. This is especially the case in relation to sustainability, digital transformation, and international competitiveness, in addition to the necessity to overcome the crisis provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The EU Recovery and Resilience Plan launched in Spring 2021 is basically constructing on the aptitude of European business to design and produce the building blocks of the twin green and digital transition. At the same time, the EU is shaping a dense regulatory framework that does not always help the freedom and flexibility wanted for companies to grow and compete globally.
The European expertise industries, and particularly our pumps, compressors, taps and valves sectors, have for a really long time considered the enhancement of their world competitiveness within the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of energy effectivity and ecolabel regulations. In parallel, digitalisation has supplied increased alternatives and introduced new challenges, including debates on the appropriate regulatory level (sharing of commercial data, synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever more fierce international competitors, require that public authorities and industry within the EU work more and more more closely to design and deploy strategies that reinforce our competitiveness and our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This will be the topic of the initial debate kicking off our Joint EU Policy Conference, which can convey together key coverage makers from the three EU coverage institutions in management of the Industrial Strategy and three Executives representing and illustrating the achievements loved, and challenges still faced, by these three key sectors of business.
Specific Technical and Policy Issues
As the regulatory panorama across Europe, and certainly the whole world, becomes ever extra complex, the burden on business solely will increase. It subsequently falls to sector particular trade organisations, similar to Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to identify and advise on those technical and policy points most relevant to their respective sectors. In our specific enviornment, that relates, after all, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump associated tools – a huge and important subset of business, given the width and breadth of pump applications.
Against this backdrop, one of the major issues when figuring out the core themes for the joint conference was to keep 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 deal with technical elements impacting their daily enterprise operations, they contemplate the positive position of business in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all the classes could have a technical theme matching probably the most applicable UN SDG, and with illustration from the European Commission along with technical consultants from business and/or analysis institutes, they’ll every be reflective of the current legislative terrain, because it relates to pumps and pumping techniques 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)
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