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 seems on the EU’s roadmap for industrial help.
Vanni Vignoli, president of Europump.
Following its bulletins of 5 May 2021 updating the New Industrial Strategy proposed in 2020, the European Commission has further indicated that it will rely fairly heavily on industry to ship on the major challenges confronted by our economies and societies in Europe. This is especially the case in relation to sustainability, digital transformation, and world competitiveness, as nicely 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 aptitude of European business to design and produce the constructing blocks of the dual green and digital transition. At the same time, the EU is shaping a dense regulatory framework that doesn’t at all times help the freedom and suppleness wanted for companies to develop and compete globally.
The European expertise industries, and in particular our pumps, compressors, taps and valves sectors, have for a very lengthy time thought of the enhancement of their international competitiveness within the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of vitality effectivity and ecolabel regulations. In parallel, digitalisation has offered elevated alternatives and introduced new challenges, together with debates on the appropriate regulatory level (sharing of industrial information, synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever extra fierce international competitors, require that public authorities and business in the EU work increasingly more 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 initial debate kicking off our Joint EU Policy Conference, which is in a position to bring together key coverage makers from the three EU policy establishments in charge 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 landscape across Europe, and indeed the entire world, becomes ever more advanced, the burden on trade only increases. It due to this fact falls to sector specific commerce organisations, corresponding to Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to determine and advise on those technical and coverage issues most relevant to their respective sectors. In our explicit area, that relates, after all, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump related tools – an enormous and important subset of trade, given the width and breadth of pump functions.
Against this backdrop, one of the 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 focus on how, along with the significance for firms to handle technical features impacting their day by day enterprise operations, they consider the optimistic role of industry in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all the classes will have a technical theme matching probably the most appropriate UN SDG, and with representation from the European Commission along with technical experts from industry and/or research institutes, they will every 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 supplies and substances of concern (Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 6: Clean Water and Sanitation)
The regulatory and legislative landscape throughout Europe is becoming more and more complicated, and business, in all its guises, needs to be aware and ready for what is coming. By participating with those commerce organisations that represent your greatest pursuits, you presumably can maintain abreast of all the compliance developments as they affect your corporation and the areas in 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.
The full programme and registration course of are available here.
Outlawed is the European Association of Pump Manufacturers. Established in 1960, it represents sixteen National Associations. Europump members symbolize more than 450 companies with a collective manufacturing worth of more than €10 billion and an employee base of one hundred 000 individuals throughout Europe.
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