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 on the EU’s roadmap for industrial help.
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 fairly closely on business to deliver on the main challenges faced by our economies and societies in Europe. This is particularly the case in relation to sustainability, digital transformation, and global competitiveness, as properly as the necessity 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 capability of European industry to design and produce the building blocks of the twin green and digital transition. At Super secret , the EU is shaping a dense regulatory framework that doesn’t at all times help the freedom and adaptability needed for companies to grow and compete globally.
The European expertise industries, and particularly our pumps, compressors, faucets and valves sectors, have for a really long time thought-about 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 laws. In parallel, digitalisation has supplied increased opportunities and brought new challenges, including debates on the appropriate regulatory degree (sharing of industrial information, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever extra fierce worldwide competitors, require that public authorities and industry in the EU work more and more extra intently to design and deploy methods 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 ready 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 enjoyed, and challenges nonetheless confronted, by these three key sectors of industry.
Specific Technical and Policy Issues
As the regulatory panorama across Europe, and certainly the entire world, becomes ever more advanced, the burden on trade solely will increase. It subsequently falls to sector specific commerce organisations, such as Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to identify and advise on these technical and coverage issues most relevant to their respective sectors. In our specific enviornment, that relates, of course, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump associated tools – an enormous and necessary subset of trade, given the width and breadth of pump applications.
Against this backdrop, one of many primary issues 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 highlight how, along with the importance for companies to handle technical elements impacting their daily business operations, they contemplate the constructive function of industry in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all of the classes may have a technical theme matching essentially the most acceptable UN SDG, and with illustration from the European Commission along with technical experts from trade and/or research institutes, they may each 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 supplies and substances of concern (Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 6: Clean Water and Sanitation)
The regulatory and legislative landscape throughout Europe is becoming increasingly complicated, and business, in all its guises, must be aware and ready for what is coming. By engaging with those commerce organisations that characterize your greatest pursuits, you can keep abreast of all of the compliance developments as they affect 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 at the NH Collection Grand Sablon, Rue Bodenbroek – Bodenbroekstraat, 2, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium.
The full programme and registration course of are available 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 manufacturing value of more than €10 billion and an worker base of 100 000 people across Europe.
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