Industry Changemakers

New online platform on European industry’s value to society

For many decades Europe has been a global force for economic prosperity, social progress and environmental protection. Built on a unique foundation of norms and values such as respect for individual freedoms, security, social cohesion and cultural diversity, it has become one of the most attractive places to live and work around the globe.

Today Europe is at an inflection point and is facing significant social, environmental and economic challenges. Developments such as the digital transformation of our societies, climate change and globalisation raise important questions and concerns about the future of the welfare state, prosperity, work, health, individual freedoms, ethics and trust. Political leaders, citizens, business and other stakeholders across Europe need to work together to develop solutions to these challenges that safeguard European values.

The Members of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT) strive to contribute to this joint effort to achieve a sustainable world – a world of inclusive growth that ensures a viable future with enhanced quality of life for all citizens. Industry plays an important role as societal players that can make a profound difference. They invest in the European economy and develop solutions to today’s challenges, such as climate change. They also support better jobs and a labour market that enables people to acquire the skills they need to adapt and thrive in this new environment.

In an effort to demonstrate industry’s value to society, ERT has launched an online platform that presents concrete examples of ERT Member companies’ activities that have a direct positive impact on people’s lives.

Read the stories and explore how European industry contributes to people, the planet and innovation: