Sustainability and decarbonisation: how can the EU’s industrial coverage support industry’s efforts?

Ahead of its Annual Meeting and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels this May, Europump president Vanni Vignoli appears at the EU’s roadmap for industrial assist.
Vanni Vignoli, president of Europump.
Following its bulletins of 5 May 2021 updating the New Industrial Strategy proposed in 2020, the European Commission has additional indicated that it will rely fairly heavily on industry to ship on the most important challenges faced by our economies and societies in Europe. This is especially the case in relation to sustainability, digital transformation, and global 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 largely building 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 does not always support the freedom and flexibility needed for companies to develop and compete globally.
The European expertise industries, and in particular our pumps, compressors, taps and valves sectors, have for an extended time thought-about the enhancement of their international competitiveness within the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of power efficiency and ecolabel rules. In Strange , digitalisation has provided increased opportunities and brought new challenges, together with debates on the suitable regulatory stage (sharing of commercial data, synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever extra fierce international competitors, require that public authorities and trade within the EU work more and more extra intently 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 deliver collectively key policy makers from the three EU policy establishments in cost of the Industrial Strategy and three Executives representing and illustrating the achievements enjoyed, and challenges still faced, by these three key sectors of trade.
Specific Technical and Policy Issues
As the regulatory panorama across Europe, and indeed the whole world, turns into ever more complicated, the burden on industry only will increase. It due to this fact falls to sector specific trade organisations, similar to Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to determine and advise on these technical and policy issues most related to their respective sectors. In our particular area, that relates, after all, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump related equipment – an enormous and important subset of trade, given the width and breadth of pump functions.
Against this backdrop, one of many main issues 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 focus on how, together with the importance for companies to deal with technical aspects impacting their every day enterprise operations, they contemplate the optimistic role of industry in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all the periods may have a technical theme matching essentially the most appropriate UN SDG, and with representation from the European Commission along with technical consultants from business and/or analysis institutes, they may each be reflective of the present legislative terrain, as it relates to pumps and pumping systems 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 materials and substances of concern (Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 6: Clean Water and Sanitation)
The regulatory and legislative panorama throughout Europe is changing into increasingly complex, and industry, in all its guises, needs to be aware and prepared for what is coming. By partaking with these trade organisations that characterize your finest interests, you’ll have the ability to maintain abreast of all of the compliance developments as they have an result on your corporation and the areas by 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 process are available right here.
Europump is the European Association of Pump Manufacturers. Established in 1960, it represents 16 National Associations. Europump members represent more than 450 companies with a collective production worth of more than €10 billion and an employee base of 100 000 individuals throughout Europe.
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