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UNION EUROPÉENNE DES PRODUCTEURS DE GRANULATS

EUROPÄISCHER GESTEINSVERBAND

EUROPEAN AGGREGATES ASSOCIATION

UEPG

The voice of the European Aggregates Industry

Activities of the European Aggregates Association – Added value for its members

Dirk Fincke, Public Affairs Manager UEPG

Eger, Hungary

17 November 2010

UEPG – The voice of the European Aggregates Industry

Added value for the FdA - Valencia, 1 October 2009

introduction to uepg
Introduction to UEPG
  • Created in 1987
  • General Secretariat in Brussels
  • Represented in 26 Countries
  • 23,000 sites in Europe
  • 17,000 companies
  • 3 billion tonnes of aggregates p.a.
  • 400,000 employees (incl. sub-contractors)
uepg delegates assembly
UEPG Delegates Assembly
  • Major Annual Meeting, all Members invited to attend
  • Reviews all Activities and Strategy going forward
  • Approves any Board/Staff changes, formalises budgets
uepg board
UEPG Board
  • Meets in April and November each year
  • Takes all executive decisions
  • Current Board Members from Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom
uepg president and vice presidents
UEPG President and Vice-Presidents

President

Jim O’Brien (Ireland)

CSR Consultant (retired from CRH)

First Vice-President

Alain Pasquier (France)

Secretary General, UNPG

Second Vice-President

Denis Mertens (Belgium)

Finance & Administration, Holcim

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The General Secretariat

Secretary General: Antony Fell

Public Affairs Manager: Dirk Fincke

Public Affairs Officer: Sandrine Devos

Public Affairs Officer: Miette Dechelle

four uepg committees
Four UEPG Committees

Committees meet twice per year

  • Four Committee meetings held over two days
  • March meeting hosted by UEPG Member Association, usually with national guest speaker
  • October meeting in Brussels, usually with EU guest speaker
current issues impacting european aggregates producers
CURRENT ISSUES impacting European Aggregates Producers
  • Raw Materials Initiative
  • Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
  • Biodiversity Action Plan
  • Natura 2000 – Guidance Paper
  • Respirable Crystalline Silica – NePSi Agreement
  • Soil Protection
  • End-of waste criteria
  • Management of Waste from the Extractive Industries
  • Protection of the Marine Environment
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Life Cycle Contribution
  • LIFE +
  • Identification and Labelling of Explosives
  • Aggregates Tax – Market based instruments
  • Sustainable Development Indicators (SDIs)
  • Mobile plant - Safer by Design
  • Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC)
  • Sectorial Social Dialogue on Health and Safety
health safety committee
Health & Safety Committee

Successes

“Safer by Design” Campaign

Sector participant in NEPSI on RCS

  • Challenges
  • Much improved Safety for all our Employees, Contractors
  • Ensure Healthy Workplaces for all our Employees
environment committee
Environment Committee

Successes

Reasonable outcomes on Environmental Directives

Biodiversity Database for “Countdown 2010” & IUCN Liaison

SD Awards

  • Challenges
  • Application of Natura 2000
  • Develop a “Countdown 2020” Biodiversity Strategy
  • Dialogue with NGOs
  • Open & Community Days
technical committee
Technical Committee

Successes

CEN Standards

Designation of Recycled Aggregates as “Articles” under REACH

  • Challenges
  • Ensure CPR is implemented satisfactorily for the Industry
  • Encourage more Recycling (EPRA)
economic committee
Economic Committee

Successes

Initiated Raw Materials Supply Initiative

Focus on Economic Value of the Industry

  • Challenges
  • Ensure “Criticality” of and Access to Raw Material Supplies, consistent with Natura 2000 objectives
  • Ensure Best Economic Efficiency for the Industry
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UEPG adds value

for all its Members

(and especially, we hope,

for the Hungarian Association!)

UEPG serving its Members

added value 1
Added value 1

We pro-actively identify and monitor EU initiatives & policies that could have an impact on Member’s companies operations

  • Raw Materials Initiative
  • Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
  • REACH and Recycled Aggregates
  • Biodiversity Action Plan
  • Natura 2000 – Guidance Paper
  • Respirable Crystalline Silica – NePSi Agreement
  • Soil Protection
  • ...and many more!
added value 2
Added value 2

We ensure that Member positions and concerns are taken into account by EU decision-makers

  • EU INSTITUTIONS
    • Commission
    • Parliament
    • Council
  • EUROPEAN TRADE ASSOCIATION
  • INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS
added value 3
Added value 3

We promote the interests of our industry at national and EU level

  • EU High Level Conferences
  • Parliamentary Dinner Debates
  • Partnership with Environmental NGOs
  • Site visits with EU key decision makers
added value 4
Added value 4

UEPG Committee meetings

UEPG Task Forces

Best practice Guidance documents

Briefing European Commission

We share best practice and disseminate technical expertise

we lobby communicate
We Lobby & Communicate

Lobbying strategies

Coalition building

Communication tools

Staging events

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www.uepg.eu

we support national associations
We Support National Associations

National issues in Hungary are probably very similar to those of other countries

UEPG can bring great experience and support on national and EU issues

In UEPG, we wish to see Hungary as one of our active and important Members

Keep up the good work, you will succeed in all your objectives!

Added value 6