Environment: Orgalim calls for an impact assessment and a delay of implementation of ECHA SCIP database
The upcoming Waste Framework Directive SCIP database deadline of 5 January 2021 should be delayed by at least one year to allow the European Commission to undertake an impact assessment of the database to ensure that its implementation will be workable, proportionate and will contribute to a circular economy.
Green and Digital: discussing frontier technologies for a successful climate transition at EUSEW 2020
The 15th edition of EUSEW 2020, the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe, is now coming to an end. Under the theme: ‘Beyond the crisis: clean energy for green recovery and growth’, the event has brought together experts from policy, industry and other key stakeholders.
Environment: Orgalim comments on the development of sustainability requirements for batteries under a New Regulatory Framework for Batteries
Orgalim supports the European Commission’s efforts in laying down sustainability requirements for rechargeable batteries, leading to a competitive, innovative and greener battery ecosystem. The European technology industries remain firmly committed to measures of this kind that increase energy efficiency, cut GHG emissions and boost circularity of raw materials. Better performing high capacity rechargeable batteries would enable industrial leadership in clean and low emission mobility and energy storage, while helping Europe to achieve its ambition in driving the ongoing circular and climate-neutral transition.
Orgalim joins the Commission’s Stakeholder Cybersecurity Certification Group
On 24 June, Orgalim participated in the first meeting of the Commission’s Stakeholder Cybersecurity Certification Group (SCCG), which has been foreseen by the EU Cybersecurity Act. This newly established group will advise the Commission on strategic issues regarding the European cybersecurity certification framework. It will also assist the Commission in the preparation of the Union rolling work programme, which sets the priorities for the definition of schemes within the EU cybersecurity certification framework.
Orgalim’s GDPR survey – Read feedback from Europe’s technology industries
Two years after it came into force, the European Commission has today published its review and evaluation of the General Data and Protection Regulation. Orgalim has conducted a survey to assess its member industries’ experience of the GDPR legislation, and is now pleased to share the results. The full findings of the survey are available to Orgalim members.
Trade: Review of the safeguard measures against imports of certain steel products
In light of the review of the safeguard measures against imports of certain steel products, Orgalim would like to express its continued concerns regarding these measures, imposed provisionally since July 2018, imposed definitively since January 2019 and renewed in September 2019.
Trade: Orgalim comments on the EU-China trade relations
China is a key economic partner for Europe’s technology industries, as the second largest export market for our industries and the second largest foreign investment destination after the US. A stronger relationship between the EU and China will create numerous opportunities for European companies. On the other hand, being the second largest exporter worldwide of products in our industries, China can no longer be considered as a developing country.
Orgalim contribution to the Commission consultations on data and AI
The EU’s strategies for artificial intelligence (AI) and data aim to encourage businesses to work with, and develop, these new technologies, while at the same time making sure that they earn citizens’ trust. Both aims are crucial to address the recovery from the Covid-19 crisis while helping industry remain at the forefront of global leadership.