Brussels – The European tire industry has called for a 'conducive regulatory framework' in order to fulfil the ambitious targets set by the EU Green Deal.
In a 16-March meeting with commissioner Thierry Breton, representatives from the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers' Association (ETRMA) renewed its commitment to the deal's objectives, calling for a regulatory framework which includes 'clear policies on industrial competitiveness, digitalisation and skills'.
“Our industry strongly reaffirmed its commitment to go beyond already high performance standards," said Franco Annunziato ETRMA’s president in a statement 17 March.
The sector, he said, aims to to deliver "a safe, climate-neutral and innovative future and looks forward to a conducive regulatory framework to sustain this transition, based on better regulation principles.”
ETRMA represents nearly 4,400 companies in the EU, including all major tire makers, and directly employs 370,000 people.
The European Union unveiled its ambitious Green Deal in December 2019, with the aim to counter climate change and environmental degradation.
Among other, the deal targets zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050 and the decoupling of economic growth from resource use.
The European tire industry has repeatedly voiced its support and key role in addressing Europe's climate and mobility challenges.