Sustainability and decarbonisation: how can the EU’s industrial policy 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 help.
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’ll rely fairly heavily on industry to ship 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 world 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 potential of European industry 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 does not always assist the freedom and suppleness needed for corporations to grow and compete globally.
xp2i , and in particular our pumps, compressors, taps and valves sectors, have for a really lengthy time thought of the enhancement of their international competitiveness throughout the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of vitality efficiency and ecolabel rules. In parallel, digitalisation has supplied increased opportunities and brought new challenges, including debates on the appropriate regulatory degree (sharing of industrial knowledge, synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever extra fierce international competitors, require that public authorities and business within the EU work more and more more carefully 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 convey collectively key policy makers from the three EU coverage institutions 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 panorama across Europe, and certainly the whole world, turns into ever extra advanced, the burden on trade solely will increase. It subsequently falls to sector particular commerce organisations, similar to Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to establish and advise on those technical and policy issues most related to their respective sectors. In our explicit area, that relates, after all, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump related tools – an enormous and necessary subset of industry, given the width and breadth of pump functions.
Against this backdrop, one of many primary issues when figuring out 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 spotlight how, along with the importance for companies to deal with technical features impacting their day by day enterprise operations, they think about the constructive role of industry in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all of the classes may have a technical theme matching probably the most acceptable UN SDG, and with representation from the European Commission together with technical experts from trade and/or research institutes, they will every be reflective of the present legislative terrain, because it relates to pumps and pumping techniques 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 panorama throughout Europe is becoming increasingly advanced, and industry, in all its guises, needs to be conscious and ready for what’s coming. By participating with these trade organisations that symbolize your finest interests, you presumably can hold abreast of all the compliance developments as they affect your small business and the areas in 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 can be found here.
Europump is the European Association of Pump Manufacturers. Established in 1960, it represents 16 National Associations. Europump members characterize more than 450 companies with a collective production value of more than €10 billion and an employee base of 100 000 individuals across Europe.
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