Sustainability and decarbonisation: how can the EU’s industrial policy support 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 announcements of 5 May 2021 updating the New Industrial Strategy proposed in 2020, the European Commission has additional indicated that it’ll rely quite closely on industry to deliver on the major challenges confronted 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 essentially building on the aptitude of European trade 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 doesn’t all the time help the freedom and suppleness wanted for firms to develop and compete globally.

The European expertise industries, and specifically our pumps, compressors, taps and valves sectors, have for an extended time considered the enhancement of their international competitiveness throughout the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of power effectivity and ecolabel laws. In parallel, digitalisation has offered elevated alternatives and brought new challenges, together with debates on the appropriate regulatory stage (sharing of commercial information, synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).

These developments, amidst ever extra fierce international competition, require that public authorities and trade within the EU work increasingly extra intently to design and deploy strategies that reinforce our competitiveness and our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This would 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 coverage establishments in cost of the Industrial Strategy and three Executives representing and illustrating the achievements loved, and challenges nonetheless confronted, by these three key sectors of business.

Specific Technical and Policy Issues

As the regulatory landscape across Europe, and indeed the whole world, becomes ever more advanced, the burden on business only will increase. It subsequently falls to sector specific trade organisations, such as Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to establish and advise on these technical and policy issues most relevant to their respective sectors. In our particular area, that relates, of course, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump related gear – a huge and important subset of industry, given the width and breadth of pump functions.

Against this backdrop, one of many major considerations when determining the core themes for the joint convention 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 focus on how, together with the importance for firms to address technical elements impacting their day by day enterprise operations, they contemplate the constructive position of trade in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all the classes could have a technical theme matching probably the most acceptable UN SDG, and with representation from the European Commission together with technical consultants from trade and/or research institutes, they’ll every be reflective of the present legislative terrain, as 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 materials 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 industry, in all its guises, must be aware and prepared for what is coming. By participating with these commerce organisations that represent your best pursuits, you possibly can keep abreast of all of the compliance developments as they have an effect on your business and the areas by which you use.

Europump’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 course of can be found right here.

Europump is the European Association of Pump Manufacturers. Established in 1960, it represents sixteen National Associations. เกจวัดแรงดันไทวัสดุ represent greater than 450 corporations with a collective manufacturing value of more than €10 billion and an employee base of one hundred 000 people throughout Europe.

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