Sustainable Development Committee

Establishment of the Sustainable Development Committee

The Sustainable Development Committee has been initiated by the Association of Industrial Automation of Ukraine and the Industry4Ukraine organizing committee. The basic idea of the committee is to bring together leading experts for coordination and communication with the subsequent goal of developing national policy, agreeing and harmonizing national standards in the field of the Circular Economy.

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015 at the UN General Assembly, signal the need to change the traditional model, to a new model – the Circular Economy (CE). This is the process of sustainable use of materials along the entire chain from production to consumption, when all materials are reused or recycled and returned to the production cycle. A circular economy promotes innovative solutions for living in harmony with nature, providing a social basis for inclusive and sustainable development.

The main initiative to create the committee belongs to APPAU member, CEO of Roman Kravchenko, who also became the chairman of the committee.

Members of the Sustainable Development Committee

The committee members are also:

  • Denis Bazilevich - coordinator of the Industry4Ukraine platform, member of the organizing committee.
  • Andriy Hnap - СЕО at Waste Ukraine Analytics.
  • Oleksandr Shcherbatyuk, CEO at Hydrogen Engineering Systems.
  • Leonid Khatskevych, CBDO at
  • Alexandre Yurchak, CEO at Association of Industrial Automation of Ukraine (APPAU).

The Committee has begun work on the tasks:

  •  Creation of a circular economy glossary.
  •  Conceptual rationale and clarification of the provisions of the European directives on the so-called double transition (digital & green transition).
  •  As part of the previous assignment, the committee is working to clarify:
  •   ESG factors (E - environmental, S - social and G - governance)
  • TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) recommendations
  • Linking these concepts with the updated vision for Industry 4.0 (5.0);
  • Touchpoints of all of the above to the Ukrainian industry.

In June, committee members took an active part in submitting the first grant application from the APPAU consortium to the European digital and green project KYKLOS 4.0.

The Committee is open and invites other experts of the Industry4Ukraine platform to join.

In July, the committee plans to start public activities. The first webinar of the CLusteRISE project is going to be  arranged by the Sustainable Development Committee on  Monday, July 26th. Webinar “Green Deal through the prism of standards and cluster interaction” will be designed to attract regional industrial clusters and technical regulatory authorities.

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