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Play. Recycle. Repeat.

29 Nov 2021
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Environment
Transport, Energy & Climate

Mattel is a leader in the toy manufacturing sector and creating sustainable products and packaging is an important part of its commitment to the planet. Mattel Playback is the company’s new programme that enables families to extend the life of their Mattel toys once they are finished playing with them. Read how Mattel is educating consumers on the the importance of protecting the planet. 

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WTO MC12: building back multilateralism after COVID-19

26 Nov 2021
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Trade & External Affairs

The 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) was due to start on 30 November. However, after growing concerns related to Covid-19, the WTO's General Council agreed to postpone the event.

The global pandemic has reminded us of the importance of maintaining global cooperation and multilateralism. Learn how we can build back by addressing the areas of subsidies, global vaccine equity and WTO reform.  

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Litigation funding: Tipping the scales of Lady Justice?

25 Nov 2021

Recourse to litigation in an event of disputes is an essential ingredient for businesses to continue to thrive and innovate in the EU. That's why AmCham EU advocates for a harmonised regulatory approach to third-party litigation funding. Check out our five principles for ensuring the maximum potential benefits of such practice, while minimising potential harms.

Forging Europe’s recovery together: harvesting the power of multilateralism

24 Nov 2021
All Committees

Multilateralism and open, rules-based trade are key for the EU’s economic recovery. Christina Falcone (UPS), Chair, Policy Group, AmCham EU explained how strengthening supply chains, deepening EU-US economic ties, modernising the WTO and pursuing a relationship with China that adheres to our shared values are utmost priorities for AmCham EU when it comes to trade. Watch to discover how increased transatlantic cooperation can stimulate the global economic recovery.

European competition law: as relevant as ever

23 Nov 2021
Competition policy

With the upcoming review of the European Commission’s competition policy tools, the 38th Annual Competition Conference, which took place on Wednesday, 17 November, could not have come at a more timely moment. From the impacts of the foreign subsidies proposal to regulating large digital players through the Digital Markets Act, this year’s conversations covered it all. Couldn’t attend? Read more to find out what you missed.

Eliminating 75% of single-use plastics in packaging by 2025

23 Nov 2021
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Environment
Transport, Energy & Climate

More than 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic has been produced since the early 1950s. To break up up the outdated linear economy model, HP Inc is piloting circular solutions that will help them reduce 75% of single-use plastic in their packaging by 2025. 

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Leadership update

22 Nov 2021
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Customs & Trade Facilitation
Digital Economy
European Parliament Outreach
Diversity and Inclusion
Responsible Business Conduct
Sustainable Finance

AmCham EU is pleased to announce recent appointments to leadership positions. We would like to congratulate Veronika Bendere (MSD); Elizabeth Crossick (Relx); Mark Foster (Barclays); Jane Gimber (FleishmanHillard); Ania Helseth (Meta); Pablo Muniz (Van Bael & Bellis); Emilia Valbum (3M); and Alberto Zilio (AT&T Inc).

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank members who stepped down recently from leadership positions for their continued engagement  and commitment: George Candon (Hill + Knowlton Strategies) who remains Member at Large of the Operations Group and Vice-Chair of the Communications and Marketing Group; Agnese Danelon (Dupont) who remains Vice-Chair of the Transport, Energy and Climate Committee; Jeremy Rollison (Microsoft); and Elizabeth Krahulecz (former EY). More details about the leadership changes mentioned above can be found here

Reducing e-waste by giving products a ‘second life’

19 Nov 2021
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Agriculture & Food
Environment
Transport, Energy & Climate

Electronic equipment is one of the world’s fastest-growing waste streams with 53.6 million tons produced in 2019 globally across all sectors whilst only 17.4% was recycled. Discover Liberty Global’s approach to reducing e-waste, an initiative that demonstrates how companies can ingrain sustainability into their business models and ensure their operations minimise the impact of their products on the planet.


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A vision for sustainability

18 Nov 2021
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Environment
Transport, Energy & Climate

The linear design model of creating products with new materials, using them, and then throwing them away has been the conventional paradigm for centuries. Dell, however, has embraced circularity and is working to reduce the company’s carbon footprint – across facilities, supply chains and in the energy intensity of products. Discover how embedding environmental commitments and ethical practices is ingrained in everything they do. 

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Achieving the goals of COP26: the work starts now

17 Nov 2021
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Agriculture & Food
Environment
Trade & External Affairs
Transport, Energy & Climate

The COP26 conference in Glasgow ended with 197 parties redoubling their commitment to climate change mitigation, adaptation, and finance. In a nod to the importance of multilateralism in the face of a global crisis, the EU and the US played a significant role alongside the conference host, the UK, in brokering global consensus on climate goals.

Advancing circular solutions

12 Nov 2021
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Environment
Transport, Energy & Climate

As a leading producer of chemicals, polymers, fuels and technologies that advance solutions to global challenges, circularity is a key priority for LyondellBasell. Learn how by helping to conserve finite resources and retain their value for as long as possible, they are able to support the objectives of the EU Green Deal while reducing waste across the value chain. 

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Remaking the bed: mattress recycling

12 Nov 2021
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Environment
Transport, Energy & Climate

In Europe, 30 million mattresses are thrown away each year. Stacked in a single pile, they would be 678 times taller than Mount Everest. With its RENUVA initiative, Dow is able to advance circular solutions by taking foam from discarded mattresses and turning it back into its raw material (polyol) through chemical recycling. 

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The Green Aerospace Team in Figeac, France

8 Nov 2021
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Transport, Energy & Climate

In 2019, the EU Green Deal introduced specific targets to reduce transport emissions. However, Collins Aerospace has been supporting the reduction of the aerospace industry's carbon footprint for several decades now. Read more about the research and development programme in Figeac, France advancing the state of the art high-performance propellers.

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EU and US reach deal on steel and aluminium tariff dispute

3 Nov 2021
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Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic

On Sunday, 31 October, the EU and the US announced a pause in the transatlantic trade dispute over steel and aluminium tariffs. The US will partially remove Section 232 tariffs (up to historic trade volumes), while the EU will suspend its retaliatory measures. Both sides also agreed to start negotiations on a Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminium.

Trust, cooperation and optimism- the transatlantic digital economy

3 Nov 2021
Digital Economy
Financial Services
Future of Work, Education & Skills
Trade & External Affairs

Data has become the primary driver of our digitalised economy, and it impacts every facet of our lives. In fact, it is estimated that by the end of 2021 alone, 60% of the global GDP will be digitalised. Knowing this, AmCham EU hosted the 9th edition of its annual Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference on Thursday, 28 October. This year’s event featured discussions on how private and public entities can channel the power of data to fuel Europe’s digital decade and foster transatlantic ties.

Shift towards zero-emission and digital mobility supports Green Deal objectives

3 Nov 2021
All Committees
Transport, Energy & Climate

Ford is committed to playing their part in reducing CO2 emissions and intend to achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050. Read our interview with Stuart Rowley, President, Ford of Europe to learn more about the company’s transition to all electric passenger vehicles in Europe.

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Bio-LNG powered trucks gather momentum

3 Nov 2021
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Transport, Energy & Climate

As times – and the climate – are changing, the truck sector continues its journey towards sustainable mobility. CNH Industrial’s continued investment in developing biofuel-compatible vehicles reaffirms the company’s commitment to supporting the EU’s Green Deal ambitions. Read about the benefits IVECO biogas-fuelled trucks have for innovation, consumers and climate neutrality.

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The sky is the limit with sustainable aviation fuels

3 Nov 2021
All Committees
Transport, Energy & Climate

Decarbonising aviation efforts have intensified in Europe and Boeing stands ready to collaborate with the EU to advance sustainable aviation fuels. Read about Boeing’s multi-faceted sustainability strategy and their commitment to making flying more economical for airlines, more affordable for consumers and better for the planet.  

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AmCham EU Executive Council holds plenary with top EU officials

2 Nov 2021
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Plenary Meeting

The Executive Council of AmCham EU held their annual Fall Plenary with top officials for the very first time in a hybrid format. The group brings together senior business executives responsible for the European operations of some of AmCham EU’s member companies and is chaired by Chris Delaney, President, EMEA, Goodyear. Discussions over the two days focused on the economic recovery and resilience, European Green Deal, Fit for 55, the transatlantic relationship and COP26.

#CyberSecMonth – enhancing Europe's cyber resilience

2 Nov 2021
All Committees
Digital Economy
Future of Work, Education & Skills
Security, Defence & Space

With European Cybersecurity Month coming to a close, we are taking a closer look at one of the key cybersecurity issues worth following in Brussels, the Directive on Security of Network and Information systems (NIS 2 Directive). Florian Pennings (Microsoft), Issue Lead, Cybersecurity, Digital Economy Committee, AmCham EU shared his insights on how the NIS 2 can help enhance Europe's cyber resilience.

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