On the 18th of April 2023, Tratos hosted a round table on “Using innovation and standardization toward the decarbonisation of the transport sector”. The event was held in the frame of the General Meeting of the Market Strategy Board (MSB) of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is an international standards organisation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, that prepares and publishes international standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. Prof Maurizio Bragagni Esq OBE, CEO of Tratos Ltd and a longstanding member of MSB, has lobbied for this meeting to take place in London in order to put the United Kingdom and its challenges/opportunities in decarbonising the transport sector at the centre of the future work of this very important international body.
The round table was organised as an interactive session with the participation of representatives from the relevant UK government departments, from BCA, RIA, PEMA, Cavotec and key players in the port/manufacturing/utility sectors.
Mr John Pearce, CEO of Made in Britain, made a presentation on the key metrics in addressing the environmental, social and economic challenges we face. The systemic implications of digitalising the physical reality were elaborated by Prof Gianvito Lanzolla, Professor of Strategy, Bayes Business School, Faculty of Management.
Tratos offered participants a 3D virtual tour of its manufacturing site in the UK and its products and an overview of what the company is doing to achieve sustainable development and net zero emissions targets.
IEC MSB members had the opportunity to hear the views of the UK government, as well as the industry representatives on the important role of standardisation, which has its origin in the UK, and what the UK government is doing in terms of achieving net zero emissions.
Overall, the round table achieved its objectives and contributed to providing an enhanced panorama of future work of the IEC in terms of boosting cooperation among key players in the standardisation process for achieving net zero emissions targets.