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 appears at the EU’s roadmap for industrial support.
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 trade to ship 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 world competitiveness, as nicely as the necessity to overcome the disaster provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The EU Recovery and Resilience Plan launched in Spring 2021 is essentially constructing on the capability 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 all the time help the freedom and flexibility needed for companies to grow and compete globally.
The European technology industries, and specifically our pumps, compressors, taps and valves sectors, have for an extended time thought of the enhancement of their international competitiveness throughout the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of power efficiency and ecolabel regulations. In Explode , digitalisation has provided elevated opportunities and brought new challenges, including debates on the appropriate regulatory level (sharing of business information, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever extra fierce international competitors, require that public authorities and business in the EU work more and more more closely to design and deploy strategies 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 is ready to bring collectively key policy makers from the three EU policy establishments in cost of the Industrial Strategy and three Executives representing and illustrating the achievements loved, and challenges still confronted, by these three key sectors of industry.
Specific Technical and Policy Issues
As the regulatory landscape across Europe, and certainly the entire world, turns into ever more complicated, the burden on trade solely will increase. It due to this fact falls to sector particular trade organisations, corresponding to Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to establish and advise on those technical and policy points most related to their respective sectors. In our explicit arena, that relates, of course, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump related equipment – a huge and essential subset of business, given the width and breadth of pump applications.
Against this backdrop, one of the major 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 highlight how, together with the significance for companies to handle technical aspects impacting their every day enterprise operations, they contemplate the constructive position of business in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all the periods may have a technical theme matching the most appropriate UN SDG, and with representation from the European Commission along with technical specialists from trade and/or analysis institutes, they will each be reflective of the current legislative terrain, as it relates 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 becoming increasingly complex, and trade, in all its guises, needs to be conscious and ready for what’s coming. By participating with these commerce organisations that characterize your finest interests, you presumably can maintain abreast of all the compliance developments as they have an effect on your corporation and the areas during which you use.
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 course of are available here.
Europump is the European Association of Pump Manufacturers. Established in 1960, it represents 16 National Associations. Europump members symbolize more than 450 firms with a collective production worth of more than €10 billion and an worker base of 100 000 people across Europe.
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