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 appears 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 closely on industry to deliver on the most important challenges confronted by our economies and societies in Europe. This is particularly the case in relation to sustainability, digital transformation, and international competitiveness, as nicely as the need to overcome the crisis provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The EU Recovery and Resilience Plan launched in Spring 2021 is largely 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 flexibility wanted for corporations to grow and compete globally.
The European technology industries, and particularly our pumps, compressors, taps and valves sectors, have for a long time thought-about the enhancement of their world competitiveness throughout the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of energy efficiency and ecolabel regulations. In parallel, digitalisation has provided elevated alternatives and introduced new challenges, including debates on the appropriate regulatory degree (sharing of industrial data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever extra fierce worldwide competition, require that public authorities and business within the EU work increasingly extra carefully 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 preliminary debate kicking off our Joint EU Policy Conference, which is ready to deliver together key coverage makers from the three EU policy institutions in control of the Industrial Strategy and three Executives representing and illustrating the achievements enjoyed, and challenges still faced, by these three key sectors of business.
Specific Technical and Policy Issues
As the regulatory landscape throughout Europe, and certainly the entire 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 establish and advise on those technical and coverage issues most relevant to their respective sectors. In our particular arena, that relates, in fact, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump associated gear – a huge and essential subset of business, given the width and breadth of pump functions.
Against this backdrop, one of many primary concerns when determining the core themes for the joint convention was to take care of a direct reference to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Within this focus, the three associations intend to highlight how, along with the significance for firms to handle technical elements impacting their day by day business operations, they consider the positive role of business in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all the periods could have a technical theme matching probably the most appropriate UN SDG, and with illustration from the European Commission along with technical experts from business and/or research institutes, they may each be reflective of the current legislative terrain, as 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 supplies and substances of concern (Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 6: Clean Water and Sanitation)
The regulatory and legislative panorama across Europe is changing into increasingly complex, and industry, in all its guises, must be conscious and prepared for what is coming. By engaging with those trade organisations that symbolize your best interests, you possibly can hold abreast of all of the compliance developments as they have an effect on your corporation and the areas by which you operate.
Europump’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Joint Conference will happen 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 process are available right here.
weksler ea14 is the European Association of Pump Manufacturers. Established in 1960, it represents sixteen National Associations. Europump members characterize greater than 450 firms with a collective production value of more than €10 billion and an employee base of one hundred 000 people throughout Europe.
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