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

Ahead of its Annual Meeting and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels this May, Europump president Vanni Vignoli looks on 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’ll rely quite heavily on trade to ship on the major challenges faced by our economies and societies in Europe. This is especially the case in relation to sustainability, digital transformation, and international competitiveness, as well as the necessity to overcome the disaster provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The EU Recovery and Resilience Plan launched in Spring 2021 is largely constructing on the capability of European trade 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 doesn’t always assist the liberty and flexibility needed for companies 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 international competitiveness throughout the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of power effectivity and ecolabel rules. In parallel, digitalisation has offered increased opportunities and introduced new challenges, together with debates on the suitable regulatory degree (sharing of commercial knowledge, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever more fierce worldwide competitors, require that public authorities and trade in the EU work more and more extra closely 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 can bring collectively key policy makers from the three EU coverage institutions in control of the Industrial Strategy and three Executives representing and illustrating the achievements enjoyed, and challenges nonetheless confronted, by these three key sectors of industry.
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As the regulatory landscape across Europe, and indeed the whole world, becomes ever more complicated, the burden on business only increases. It therefore falls to sector specific commerce organisations, such as Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to establish and advise on these technical and coverage points most related to their respective sectors. In our specific enviornment, that relates, after all, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump related equipment – a huge and necessary subset of business, given the width and breadth of pump purposes.
Against this backdrop, one of the major issues 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, together with the significance for corporations to deal with technical features impacting their every day business operations, they think about the optimistic position of business in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all of the periods could have a technical theme matching probably the most appropriate UN SDG, and with illustration from the European Commission along with technical specialists from trade and/or analysis institutes, they’ll each be reflective of the current legislative terrain, as 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)
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