The proposed revision of the EU Batteries Directive to a Regulation represents a key milestone in the pathway towards an increased battery sustainability and sets the scene for an updated policy framework, in view of the essential role of batteries in achieving a zero-emissions EU society by 2050.

With the Fit for 55 package, the European Commission proposed  a set of policy measures to achieve the ambitious EU greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reduction target of 55% by 2030. Among these is the highly touted and internationally controversial Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM).

Paolo Falcioni, APPLiA Director General, was invited to speak at the Carbon Forward Conference hosted by Carbon Pulse on “Border breakdown: the EU’s proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism”, to share the home appliance industry perspective on the measure and its subsequent impact on EU industrial competitiveness.

Read the summary of the discussion and download the full presentation.

With the SCIP database, ECHA - the European Chemicals Agency, makes available today a “data bank” of substances of very high concern in articles and products, as provided by companies supplying the latter to be placed on the EU market. 

APPLiA members BSH, De' Longhi, Electroluc, Miele, Samsung and Whirpool with Tefal-OBH Nordica and APPLiA Sweden jointly contributed to a debate piece released by Swedish industry newspaper SvD on the implications of national initiatives on the functioning of the EU Single Market.