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 support.
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 quite closely on industry to deliver 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 disaster provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The EU Recovery and Resilience Plan launched in Spring 2021 is largely building on the capability of European industry to design and produce the constructing blocks of the dual green and digital transition. At the identical time, the EU is shaping a dense regulatory framework that does not all the time support the freedom and adaptability wanted for firms to develop and compete globally.
Closet , and in particular our pumps, compressors, faucets and valves sectors, have for a really long time thought of the enhancement of their global competitiveness throughout the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of vitality effectivity and ecolabel regulations. In parallel, digitalisation has supplied elevated opportunities and brought new challenges, including debates on the suitable regulatory stage (sharing of industrial data, synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever more fierce international competition, require that public authorities and business in the EU work increasingly more carefully 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 ready to deliver collectively key coverage makers from the three EU coverage establishments in command of the Industrial Strategy and three Executives representing and illustrating the achievements loved, and challenges nonetheless 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 solely will increase. It therefore falls to sector specific commerce organisations, such as Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to identify and advise on those technical and coverage issues most relevant to their respective sectors. In our specific arena, that relates, after all, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump related gear – an enormous and necessary subset of industry, given the width and breadth of pump applications.
Against this backdrop, one of many main issues 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 importance for corporations to address technical elements impacting their daily enterprise operations, they think about the constructive function of industry in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all of the periods will have a technical theme matching essentially the most applicable UN SDG, and with illustration from the European Commission together with technical specialists from industry and/or research institutes, they’ll each be reflective of the current legislative terrain, because it relates 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 throughout Europe is becoming increasingly complicated, and industry, in all its guises, must be conscious and prepared for what’s coming. By engaging with those commerce organisations that symbolize your best interests, you’ll be able to hold abreast of all the compliance developments as they have an result on your 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 here.
Europump is the European Association of Pump Manufacturers. Established in 1960, it represents 16 National Associations. Europump members characterize more than 450 corporations with a collective manufacturing worth of greater than €10 billion and an employee base of 100 000 individuals across Europe.
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