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 seems on the EU’s roadmap for industrial help.
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Following its announcements of 5 May 2021 updating the New Industrial Strategy proposed in 2020, the European Commission has further indicated that it’s going to rely quite heavily on business to deliver on the major challenges confronted by our economies and societies in Europe. This is particularly the case in relation to sustainability, digital transformation, and world 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 essentially constructing on the potential of European trade 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 all the time help the liberty and flexibility wanted for corporations to develop and compete globally.
The European know-how industries, and particularly our pumps, compressors, taps and valves sectors, have for a really lengthy time thought of the enhancement of their global competitiveness throughout the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of energy effectivity and ecolabel rules. In parallel, digitalisation has provided elevated alternatives and brought new challenges, together with debates on the suitable regulatory degree (sharing of industrial information, synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever more fierce international competitors, require that public authorities and trade within the EU work more and more more carefully to design and deploy methods 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 can bring collectively key coverage makers from the three EU coverage institutions 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 panorama across Europe, and indeed the whole world, becomes ever extra complex, the burden on industry solely will increase. It therefore falls to sector specific trade organisations, corresponding to Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to determine and advise on these technical and policy points most relevant to their respective sectors. In our particular area, that relates, in fact, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump related equipment – an enormous and essential subset of industry, given the width and breadth of pump purposes.
Against this backdrop, one of many major 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 spotlight how, together with the importance for companies to deal with technical features impacting their daily enterprise operations, they think about the optimistic position of industry in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all of the periods will 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 research institutes, they may every be reflective of the current legislative terrain, because it relates to pumps and pumping techniques 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 increasingly complicated, and industry, in all its guises, must be aware and ready for what’s coming. By partaking with those commerce organisations that symbolize your greatest pursuits, you presumably can hold abreast of all the compliance developments as they have an effect on your small business and the areas by which you use.
Europump’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Joint Conference will take place in Brussels on 9–11 May 2022 on the NH Collection Grand Sablon, Rue Bodenbroek – Bodenbroekstraat, 2, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium.
The full programme and registration course of are available right here.
Europump is the European Association of Pump Manufacturers. Established in 1960, it represents sixteen National Associations. Europump members represent greater than 450 firms with a collective manufacturing worth of greater than €10 billion and an employee base of a hundred 000 individuals throughout Europe.
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