G7 summit puts reman on the agenda
- June 23, 2015
In a historic "first" the term "remanufacturing" has been adopted by the international community.
After months of lobbying, four leading reman organisations, the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA), the European Association of Automotive Suppliers, CLEPA, FIRM, the European Association of Engine Remanufacturers and Germany’s VDA, Verband Deutsche Automobilindustrie, have succeeded in including the term "Remanufacturing" in the official documents following the G7 summit in Germany in late May.
An announcement from the four organisations in mid-June stated:
"The sustainable and continuous lobbying efforts of the last couple of years have been successful. Remanufacturing is now covered under "Resource Efficiency", which says that G7 is going to establish ... the G7-Alliance on Resource Efficiency as a forum to share knowledge and create information networks. As set out in the annex, the Alliance will collaborate with businesses, SMEs and other relevant stakeholders to advance opportunities offered by resource efficiency, promote best practice and foster innovation."" In addition, the annex states that "A series of workshops on best practice will initiate this process. Subjects to be addressed in workshops under the G7-Alliance on Resource Efficiency could include circular economies, eco-design, sharing economies and remanufacturing."