Sustainability and decarbonisation: how can the EU’s industrial coverage help industry’s efforts?

Ahead of its Annual Meeting and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels this May, Europump president Vanni Vignoli seems on 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 additional indicated that it is going to rely fairly closely on trade to ship on the main 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 need to overcome the crisis provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The EU Recovery and Resilience Plan launched in Spring 2021 is basically constructing on the potential of European industry to design and produce the constructing blocks of the dual green and digital transition. At the same time, the EU is shaping a dense regulatory framework that does not all the time help the freedom and suppleness wanted for companies to develop and compete globally.
The European technology industries, and specifically our pumps, compressors, taps and valves sectors, have for a very lengthy time considered the enhancement of their international competitiveness throughout the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of energy effectivity and ecolabel regulations. In parallel, digitalisation has offered elevated opportunities and brought new challenges, together with debates on the appropriate regulatory degree (sharing of commercial knowledge, synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever extra fierce worldwide competition, require that public authorities and industry in the EU work more and more 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 subject of the preliminary debate kicking off our Joint EU Policy Conference, which can convey collectively key coverage makers from the three EU coverage institutions in command of the Industrial Strategy and three Executives representing and illustrating the achievements enjoyed, 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, becomes ever more complex, the burden on industry only increases. It subsequently falls to sector specific trade organisations, such as Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to determine and advise on those technical and coverage issues most related to their respective sectors. In our particular enviornment, that relates, of course, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump associated equipment – a huge and necessary subset of business, given the width and breadth of pump applications.
Against this backdrop, one of the 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 focus on how, along with the significance for firms to handle technical elements impacting their daily enterprise operations, they consider the positive function of industry in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all the sessions may have a technical theme matching probably the most appropriate UN SDG, and with representation from the European Commission together with technical experts from trade and/or analysis institutes, they may every be reflective of the current legislative terrain, as it relates 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 turning into more and more complex, and industry, in all its guises, needs to be conscious and prepared for what is coming. By partaking with those commerce organisations that represent your finest interests, you possibly can keep abreast of all of the compliance developments as they have an effect on your corporation and the areas by which you use.
Europump’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Joint Conference will take place 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 right here.
Unsung 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 value of greater than €10 billion and an worker base of a hundred 000 individuals throughout Europe.
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