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 looks 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 quite heavily on trade 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 world competitiveness, as properly as the want to overcome the disaster provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic. Classified and Resilience Plan launched in Spring 2021 is largely constructing on the potential of European industry to design and produce the constructing blocks of the twin green and digital transition. At the same time, the EU is shaping a dense regulatory framework that does not all the time assist the liberty and suppleness wanted for companies to develop and compete globally.
The European know-how industries, and in particular our pumps, compressors, taps and valves sectors, have for a really long time thought-about the enhancement of their world competitiveness within the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of vitality efficiency and ecolabel laws. In parallel, digitalisation has provided elevated opportunities and brought new challenges, together with debates on the appropriate regulatory level (sharing of industrial data, synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever extra fierce worldwide competition, require that public authorities and trade within the EU work more and more more carefully to design and deploy methods 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 coverage makers from the three EU policy establishments in control 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 panorama throughout Europe, and indeed the entire world, turns into ever more advanced, the burden on trade only increases. It due to this fact falls to sector particular trade organisations, similar to Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to determine and advise on those technical and policy points most related to their respective sectors. In our particular arena, that relates, of course, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump related gear – a huge and necessary subset of trade, given the width and breadth of pump purposes.
Against this backdrop, one of the main concerns when determining the core themes for the joint conference 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 highlight how, along with the significance for firms to address technical aspects impacting their day by day enterprise operations, they consider the optimistic function of industry in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all of the classes could have a technical theme matching probably the most acceptable UN SDG, and with illustration from the European Commission together with technical specialists from business and/or research institutes, they will each be reflective of the current legislative terrain, as it pertains 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 becoming more and more complex, and trade, in all its guises, needs to be aware and prepared for what’s coming. By partaking with those trade organisations that symbolize your greatest pursuits, you can hold abreast of all of the compliance developments as they have an result on your business 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 course of can be found here.
Europump is the European Association of Pump Manufacturers. Established in 1960, it represents sixteen National Associations. Europump members symbolize greater than 450 corporations with a collective production worth of greater than €10 billion and an worker base of 100 000 folks across Europe.
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