With its innovative products, the mechanical engineering industry enables sustainable production and consumption. However, it is important to strike a balance between what is technically feasible, political objectives and entrepreneurial cost-effectiveness. Policymakers need to act with a sense of proportion especially in the field of custom-made machinery goods which are often produced by small and medium sized companies.
It is about one and a half years ago since the EU Commission presented its legislative proposal for the so-called Taxonomy Regulation. VDMA now participated in a consultation on technical criteria under the EU Taxonomy.
The European Commission has presented a legislative proposal to modernise legislation on batteries. From VDMA's point of view, the new EU battery regulations are not only extremely ambitious, but could also become a precursor for further and future product regulation.
With its technologies, the mechanical and plant engineering industry makes a significant contribution to reducing emissions and thus to the planned transformation towards a recyclable and climate-neutral future. In order to develop these innovative technologies, companies need secure financing possibilities in the future.
The EU Commission is working on a taxonomy for the financial market as part of the EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan. This also involves determining which economic activities are classified as ecologically sustainable.
Two weeks ago Green Deal were the words on everyone’s lips in Brussels. With COVID 19 forcing a sudden change in situation, lockdowns enforced across Europe, new pattern of daily life for individuals and the industry. VDMA asks what is left of the Commission’s flagship “Green Deal” plan?
At the EU Circular Economy Conference in Helsinki, EU lawmakers and industry representatives discussed technologies and policy options which could accelerate the transition towards a circular and sustainable economy.
The European Commission regards environmental and social standards as an essential part of its economic policy. This offers opportunities for mechanical engineering companies - but also the danger of additional requirements.
This month we are updating our privacy statement to better understand what information we collect and why. We have also taken steps to improve our features to protect your information and privacy.
There is no change to your current settings or how your data is processed. We have merely improved the explanation of our procedures and explain to you in more detail what options you have to update, manage and delete your data.
We take the protection of your personal data and their confidential treatment very seriously.
General information about the scope of processing of your personal data and about your data protection rights can be found at www.vdma.org/datenschutz.
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