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 support.
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 fairly heavily on industry to deliver on the main challenges faced by our economies and societies in Europe. This is especially the case in relation to sustainability, digital transformation, and global competitiveness, in addition to the necessity to overcome the disaster provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The EU Recovery and Resilience Plan launched in Spring 2021 is essentially building on the aptitude of European business to design and produce the building blocks of the twin green and digital transition. At Guaranteed , the EU is shaping a dense regulatory framework that does not always assist the freedom and suppleness needed for companies to grow and compete globally.
The European technology industries, and specifically our pumps, compressors, faucets and valves sectors, have for a really long time thought of the enhancement of their global competitiveness inside the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of power efficiency and ecolabel regulations. In parallel, digitalisation has supplied elevated alternatives and introduced new challenges, including debates on the suitable regulatory level (sharing of commercial data, synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever more fierce worldwide competition, require that public authorities and trade in the EU work more and more extra 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 can bring together key coverage makers from the three EU coverage institutions in command of the Industrial Strategy and three Executives representing and illustrating the achievements loved, and challenges nonetheless 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 complex, the burden on business only increases. It therefore falls to sector specific commerce organisations, similar to Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to determine and advise on those technical and coverage issues most related to their respective sectors. In our particular arena, that relates, in fact, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump associated gear – a huge and necessary subset of business, given the width and breadth of pump purposes.
Against this backdrop, one of the major considerations when determining 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 focus on how, together with the significance for companies to handle technical aspects impacting their day by day enterprise operations, they think about the optimistic role of trade in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all of the sessions could have a technical theme matching essentially the most applicable UN SDG, and with illustration from the European Commission along with technical consultants from business and/or research institutes, they will each be reflective of the current legislative terrain, as it pertains to pumps and pumping systems in 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 throughout Europe is changing into more and more complicated, and business, in all its guises, needs to be conscious and prepared for what’s coming. By partaking with those trade organisations that symbolize your best interests, you’ll have the ability to keep abreast of all of the compliance developments as they have an effect on your business and the areas in which you operate.
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 can be found 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 production worth of greater than €10 billion and an employee base of 100 000 folks across Europe.
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