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23. March 2021

ETRMA: Presentation of commitment to support EU Green Deal targets

European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers Association (ETRMA)’s representatives have met EU Commissioner Thierry Breton and his team to present the vision and commitments of future tyre performance targets to deliver on Green Deal objectives on 17 March 2021.

The tyre industry leaders had the opportunity to underline the role of the tyre sector in creating a future with environmentally friendly, safe, efficient and accessible mobility for all. This meeting represents an important step toward the vision the tyre industry intends to support in the direction of delivering on the Green Deal targets.

“Our industry strongly reaffirmed its commitment to go beyond already high performance standards 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”, said Franco Annunziato ETRMA’s President.

ETRMA remains confident that the tyre sector can contribute to the ambitious Green Deal targets, thanks to cooperation with the institutions for an adapted regulatory framework, including clear policies on industrial competitiveness, trade, digitalisation, skills and mobility, moving forward the agenda for a greener and more sustainable Europe.

The European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers Association (ETRMA) represents nearly 4.400 companies in the EU, directly employing about 370.000 people. The global sales of ETRMA’s corporate members represent 70 % of total global sales. The product range of its members is extensive from tyres to pharmaceutical, baby care, construction and automotive rubber goods and many more applications. ETRMA has a strong manufacturing and research presence within the EU and candidate countries, with 93 tyre plants and 16 R&D centres.

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