Sustainability and decarbonisation: how can the EU’s industrial policy help 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 support.
Vanni Vignoli, president of Europump.
Following its announcements of 5 May 2021 updating the New Industrial Strategy proposed in 2020, the European Commission has further indicated that it’ll rely quite closely on business to ship on the most important challenges confronted 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 need to overcome the crisis provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The EU Recovery and Resilience Plan launched in Spring 2021 is largely constructing on the capability 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 at all times help the freedom and suppleness wanted for companies to grow and compete globally.
The European know-how industries, and particularly our pumps, compressors, faucets and valves sectors, have for a very lengthy time thought-about the enhancement of their world competitiveness inside the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of power efficiency and ecolabel laws. In parallel, digitalisation has offered elevated opportunities and brought new challenges, including debates on the suitable regulatory degree (sharing of business knowledge, synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever more fierce worldwide competition, require that public authorities and trade within the EU work increasingly 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 is in a position to convey together key coverage makers from the three EU policy establishments in command of the Industrial Strategy and three Executives representing and illustrating the achievements enjoyed, and challenges still confronted, by these three key sectors of industry.
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As the regulatory landscape throughout Europe, and indeed the whole world, becomes ever extra complicated, the burden on industry only will increase. It due to this fact falls to sector particular commerce organisations, corresponding to Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to establish and advise on these technical and policy issues most related to their respective sectors. In our explicit arena, that relates, of course, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump related equipment – a huge and important subset of industry, given the width and breadth of pump applications.
Against this backdrop, one of the major issues when figuring out the core themes for the joint convention was to maintain 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 companies to handle technical features impacting their daily business operations, they contemplate the optimistic position of business in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all the classes will have a technical theme matching probably the most applicable UN SDG, and with illustration from the European Commission together with technical experts from trade and/or research institutes, they will each be reflective of the current legislative terrain, because it pertains to pumps and pumping methods 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 changing into increasingly complex, and trade, in all its guises, needs to be conscious and prepared for what’s coming. By partaking with these trade organisations that symbolize your best pursuits, you presumably can hold 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 on the NH Collection Grand Sablon, Rue Bodenbroek – Bodenbroekstraat, 2, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium.
The full programme and registration process are available here.
Europump is the European Association of Pump Manufacturers. Established in 1960, it represents 16 National Associations. Europump members symbolize greater than 450 corporations with a collective production value of more than €10 billion and an worker base of a hundred 000 people across Europe.
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