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 support.
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 will rely quite closely on trade to deliver on the most important challenges faced by our economies and societies in Europe. This is particularly the case in relation to sustainability, digital transformation, and world 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 building on the potential of European business to design and produce the constructing blocks of the twin green and digital transition. At the same time, the EU is shaping a dense regulatory framework that doesn’t all the time support the freedom and suppleness needed for corporations to grow and compete globally.
The European technology industries, and particularly our pumps, compressors, taps and valves sectors, have for a very lengthy time thought-about the enhancement of their international competitiveness within the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of energy efficiency and ecolabel laws. In parallel, digitalisation has supplied increased opportunities and introduced new challenges, including debates on the suitable regulatory level (sharing of commercial knowledge, synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever extra fierce worldwide competition, require that public authorities and trade in the EU work more and more extra 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 topic of the preliminary debate kicking off our Joint EU Policy Conference, which will deliver collectively key policy makers from the three EU policy establishments in charge 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 panorama throughout Europe, and indeed the whole world, becomes ever extra advanced, the burden on business only increases. It due to this fact falls to sector specific trade organisations, corresponding to Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to establish and advise on those technical and coverage points most related to their respective sectors. In our particular arena, that relates, in fact, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump associated tools – a huge and essential subset of trade, given the width and breadth of pump applications.
Against this backdrop, one of the main issues when figuring out the core themes for the joint conference 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 corporations to deal with technical aspects impacting their every day business operations, they contemplate the constructive role of business in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all the periods will have a technical theme matching probably the most acceptable UN SDG, and with representation from the European Commission together with technical specialists from industry and/or analysis institutes, they may every be reflective of the present legislative terrain, as it pertains 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 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 advanced, and trade, in all its guises, needs to be aware and ready for what’s coming. By engaging with these commerce organisations that represent your best pursuits, you’ll find a way to hold abreast of all the compliance developments as they affect your business and the areas by which you operate.
Model ’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 right here.
Europump is the European Association of Pump Manufacturers. Established in 1960, it represents sixteen National Associations. Europump members symbolize greater than 450 companies with a collective production worth of more than €10 billion and an worker base of a hundred 000 individuals across Europe.
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