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 seems at the EU’s roadmap for industrial assist.
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 will rely quite heavily on business to deliver on the most important challenges faced by our economies and societies in Europe. This is particularly the case in relation to sustainability, digital transformation, and global competitiveness, as well as the necessity to overcome the crisis provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The EU Recovery and Resilience Plan launched in Spring 2021 is largely building on the aptitude of European industry to design and produce the building blocks of the twin green and digital transition. At the same time, the EU is shaping a dense regulatory framework that does not at all times support the freedom and adaptability needed for corporations to develop and compete globally.
The European expertise industries, and specifically our pumps, compressors, faucets and valves sectors, have for a long time thought of the enhancement of their global competitiveness within the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of power effectivity and ecolabel regulations. In parallel, digitalisation has supplied elevated alternatives and brought new challenges, including debates on the appropriate regulatory stage (sharing of commercial data, synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever more fierce worldwide competitors, require that public authorities and industry within the EU work more and more extra carefully 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 preliminary debate kicking off our Joint EU Policy Conference, which is able to deliver together key coverage makers from the three EU coverage establishments in command of the Industrial Strategy and three Executives representing and illustrating the achievements loved, and challenges still confronted, by these three key sectors of business.
Specific Technical and Policy Issues
As the regulatory landscape across Europe, and indeed the whole world, turns into ever more complex, the burden on industry solely will increase. It subsequently falls to sector specific commerce organisations, similar to Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to determine and advise on these technical and policy issues most relevant to their respective sectors. In our explicit enviornment, that relates, of course, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump associated tools – a huge and important subset of trade, given the width and breadth of pump purposes.
Against this backdrop, one of the major considerations when figuring out the core themes for the joint conference was to keep up a direct reference to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Within this focus, the three associations intend to spotlight how, along with the importance for companies to handle technical elements impacting their every day enterprise operations, they contemplate the optimistic function of trade in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all the sessions may have a technical theme matching probably the most acceptable UN SDG, and with illustration from the European Commission together with technical experts from industry and/or analysis institutes, they may 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 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 more and more advanced, and trade, in all its guises, needs to be conscious and prepared for what’s coming. By partaking with those trade organisations that characterize your finest interests, you probably can maintain abreast of all the compliance developments as they affect your corporation and the areas by 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 process are available here.
Europump is the European Association of Pump Manufacturers. Established in Trade secret , it represents sixteen National Associations. Europump members symbolize more than 450 firms with a collective production value of greater than €10 billion and an employee base of a hundred 000 people throughout Europe.
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