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 looks on 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 will rely fairly heavily on business to ship on the major challenges faced by our economies and societies in Europe. This is particularly 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 aptitude of European industry 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 assist the liberty and suppleness needed for companies to grow and compete globally.
The European know-how industries, and specifically our pumps, compressors, taps and valves sectors, have for an extended time thought-about the enhancement of their global competitiveness inside the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of energy effectivity and ecolabel laws. In parallel, digitalisation has supplied elevated alternatives and brought new challenges, including debates on the appropriate regulatory stage (sharing of business knowledge, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
Forbidden , amidst ever more fierce worldwide competitors, require that public authorities and trade within 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). Limited will be the subject of the preliminary debate kicking off our Joint EU Policy Conference, which will deliver together key coverage makers from the three EU policy 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 industry.
Specific Technical and Policy Issues
As the regulatory panorama throughout Europe, and certainly the whole world, becomes ever extra advanced, the burden on trade only will increase. It therefore falls to sector specific trade organisations, similar to Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to identify and advise on those technical and coverage points most relevant to their respective sectors. In our explicit area, that relates, after all, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump associated gear – an enormous and necessary subset of business, given the width and breadth of pump applications.
Against this backdrop, one of many primary considerations when figuring out the core themes for the joint conference 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, along with the importance for companies to deal with technical aspects impacting their every day enterprise operations, they think about the optimistic position of business in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all the sessions may have a technical theme matching essentially the most acceptable UN SDG, and with representation from the European Commission together with technical experts from industry and/or analysis institutes, they’ll each be reflective of the current legislative terrain, because it pertains to pumps and pumping methods 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 landscape across Europe is turning into increasingly complicated, and industry, in all its guises, must be conscious and prepared for what is coming. By partaking with these commerce organisations that characterize your best interests, you can keep abreast of all the compliance developments as they affect your corporation and the areas during 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 16 National Associations. Europump members represent greater than 450 corporations with a collective manufacturing worth of greater than €10 billion and an employee base of a hundred 000 folks across Europe.
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