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

Ahead of its Annual Meeting and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels this May, Europump president Vanni Vignoli seems at the EU’s roadmap for industrial help.
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’ll rely quite heavily on industry to ship on the main challenges confronted by our economies and societies in Europe. This is especially the case in relation to sustainability, digital transformation, and international competitiveness, as properly as 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 aptitude 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 does not at all times help the freedom and adaptability needed for firms to develop and compete globally.
The European technology industries, and specifically our pumps, compressors, taps and valves sectors, have for a long time thought-about the enhancement of their international competitiveness inside the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of energy efficiency and ecolabel regulations. In parallel, digitalisation has offered elevated alternatives and brought new challenges, together with debates on the suitable regulatory degree (sharing of commercial information, synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever more fierce international competition, require that public authorities and industry in the EU work increasingly extra intently to design and deploy strategies that reinforce our competitiveness and our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This would be the topic of the initial debate kicking off our Joint EU Policy Conference, which will convey together key coverage makers from the three EU coverage establishments in management of the Industrial Strategy and three Executives representing and illustrating the achievements enjoyed, and challenges nonetheless faced, by these three key sectors of business.
Specific Technical and Policy Issues
As the regulatory landscape throughout Europe, and certainly the entire world, turns into ever more complicated, the burden on business solely increases. It subsequently falls to sector specific trade organisations, such as Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to establish and advise on those technical and policy points most related to their respective sectors. In our particular area, that relates, in fact, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump associated gear – a huge and necessary subset of business, given the width and breadth of pump functions.
Against this backdrop, one of many primary considerations 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 highlight how, together with the importance for firms to deal with technical aspects impacting their every day enterprise operations, they think about the positive function of trade in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all the sessions may have a technical theme matching probably the most acceptable UN SDG, and with illustration from the European Commission together with technical consultants 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 materials and substances of concern (Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 6: Clean Water and Sanitation)
The regulatory and legislative landscape throughout Europe is turning into increasingly complex, and industry, in all its guises, needs to be conscious and prepared for what is coming. By engaging with those commerce organisations that symbolize your greatest pursuits, you presumably can keep abreast of all the compliance developments as they affect your business and the areas by which you operate.
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.
Double 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 symbolize more than 450 companies with a collective production value of greater than €10 billion and an employee base of 100 000 folks across Europe.
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