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Sustainability and decarbonisation: how can the EU’s industrial policy assist industry’s efforts?

Ahead of its Annual Meeting and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels this May, Europump president Vanni Vignoli looks at 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 quite heavily on business to ship on the main challenges confronted by our economies and societies in Europe. This is especially the case in relation to sustainability, digital transformation, and international competitiveness, as nicely as the necessity to overcome the disaster provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic. เกจ์แรงดัน 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 identical time, the EU is shaping a dense regulatory framework that does not always support the liberty and suppleness wanted for companies to grow and compete globally.
The European expertise industries, and in particular our pumps, compressors, faucets and valves sectors, have for a very long time thought of the enhancement of their international competitiveness within the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of power effectivity and ecolabel rules. In parallel, digitalisation has offered elevated alternatives and brought new challenges, including debates on the appropriate regulatory level (sharing of business data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever extra fierce international competition, require that public authorities and business within the EU work more and more extra closely to design and deploy methods that reinforce our competitiveness and our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This will be the topic of the initial debate kicking off our Joint EU Policy Conference, which is ready to deliver collectively key coverage makers from the three EU policy establishments 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 trade.
Specific Technical and Policy Issues
As the regulatory panorama throughout Europe, and indeed the whole world, turns into ever extra advanced, the burden on industry solely increases. It therefore falls to sector specific commerce organisations, similar to Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to determine and advise on these technical and policy points most relevant to their respective sectors. In our explicit enviornment, that relates, in fact, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump associated tools – a huge and important subset of industry, given the width and breadth of pump applications.
Against this backdrop, one of many major issues when determining 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 highlight how, along with the significance for firms to handle technical features impacting their daily business operations, they think about the positive position of trade in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all the classes will have a technical theme matching essentially the most appropriate UN SDG, and with illustration from the European Commission together with technical specialists from industry and/or analysis institutes, they will 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 landscape across Europe is turning into increasingly advanced, and trade, in all its guises, must be aware and prepared for what’s coming. By partaking with these commerce organisations that symbolize your finest pursuits, you probably can keep abreast of all of the compliance developments as they have an result on your business and the areas during 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 symbolize greater than 450 companies with a collective manufacturing worth of more than €10 billion and an worker base of a hundred 000 individuals throughout Europe.
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