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

Ahead of เพรสเชอร์เกจ and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels this May, Europump president Vanni Vignoli appears on 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 quite heavily on trade to deliver on the main challenges confronted by our economies and societies in Europe. This is especially the case in relation to sustainability, digital transformation, and global competitiveness, as well as the want to overcome the disaster provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The EU Recovery and Resilience Plan launched in Spring 2021 is largely building on the potential of European industry to design and produce the constructing blocks of the twin green and digital transition. At the identical time, the EU is shaping a dense regulatory framework that doesn’t always support the liberty and adaptability needed for corporations to develop and compete globally.

The European technology industries, and particularly our pumps, compressors, taps and valves sectors, have for a really long time considered the enhancement of their world competitiveness within the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of power efficiency and ecolabel laws. In parallel, digitalisation has provided elevated alternatives and introduced new challenges, including debates on the appropriate regulatory degree (sharing of business information, synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).

These developments, amidst ever more fierce worldwide competition, require that public authorities and industry in 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 would be the subject of the preliminary debate kicking off our Joint EU Policy Conference, which is in a position to bring collectively key coverage makers from the three EU coverage institutions in cost of the Industrial Strategy and three Executives representing and illustrating the achievements loved, and challenges nonetheless confronted, by these three key sectors of trade.

Specific Technical and Policy Issues

As the regulatory panorama throughout Europe, and indeed the entire world, becomes ever more advanced, the burden on business only increases. It due to this fact falls to sector particular commerce organisations, similar to Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to establish and advise on these technical and coverage issues most relevant to their respective sectors. In our specific area, that relates, in fact, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump associated equipment – a huge and important subset of industry, given the width and breadth of pump purposes.

Against this backdrop, one of many main considerations when determining 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 importance for corporations to address technical aspects impacting their every day enterprise operations, they contemplate the constructive position of business in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all of the periods could have a technical theme matching probably the most acceptable UN SDG, and with representation from the European Commission together with technical specialists from business and/or analysis institutes, they may every be reflective of the present 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 supplies and substances of concern (Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 6: Clean Water and Sanitation)

The regulatory and legislative landscape across Europe is changing into increasingly advanced, and business, in all its guises, must be conscious and ready for what’s coming. By participating with those trade organisations that represent your best interests, you can hold abreast of all the compliance developments as they have an result on your corporation and the areas during which you operate.

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 process are available right here.

Europump is the European Association of Pump Manufacturers. Established in 1960, it represents sixteen National Associations. Europump members characterize greater than 450 companies with a collective production worth of greater than €10 billion and an worker base of a hundred 000 individuals across Europe.


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