Consequences of environmental sustainability policies on employment and skills in the Machine tools and Robotics sector
Industry, like the rest of society, faces the long-term environmental challenges of the 21st century: climate change; scarcity of raw materials, energy and water; soil, air and water pollution. Public authorities, at the level of the European Union or at that of Member States, have defined public policies to address these challenges, and will continue to do so in the future.
European trade unions, represented by industriAll European trade union, employers, represented by CEEMET, and industry associations, represented by Cecimo and EUnited, have jointly investigated the long-term effects of these environmental sustainability policies on employment and skills, in the sectors of Machine tools and Robotics. With this anticipation of change, they intend to achieve a smooth transition to sustainability for all workers, and a long-term, quality-based competitiveness for employers and industry. IndustriAll Europe, CEEMET and EUnited consider this project as a pilot of methods that could be of inspiration for other industrial sectors.