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Europacable Industry Charter: Our members commitment

The Europacable Industry Charter

At the 2015 General Assembly, Europacable President Valerio Battista launched the Europacable Industry Charter. The Charter expresses a collective commitment to our shared principles and objectives of ethical, sustainable and high-quality cable development and manufacturing.

This commitment is not just about meeting the basic requirements of the law, but also about expecting to take a proactive role in monitoring and evaluating emerging issues, and finding innovative solutions that seek to exceed the minimum requirements.

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The Europacable Industry Charter: Member´s endorsement

Valerio Battista, President Europacable, Chairman & CEO, Prysmian Group“Wire and cable products are essential to reliable, sustainable, affordable and publicly acceptable electricity and data transmission and Europacable member companies are global technology leaders in these sectors. We, Europacable members, are committed to raise awareness and to elevate and defend quality and standards against the increasingly growing threat of substandard products. The Europacable Industry Charter is the expression of our collective commitment to shared principles and objectives of ethical, sustainable and high-quality cable development and manufacturing. By signing the Europacable Industry Charter we all accept to behave as responsible and quality-driven wire and cable manufacturers, as a sign of guarantee also for our customers.”

Valerio Battista, President Europacable, Chairman & CEO, Prysmian Group

Arnauld Poupart-Lafarge, CEO, Nexans“Having an industry charter at European level is an important initiative from the European cable association to support our industry to take action against irresponsible producers. It is a first step to fight against substandard cables which harm our industrial manufacturing base in Europe, can cause serious economic damage to customers and in the worst case are unsafe.”

Arnauld Poupart-Lafarge, CEO, Nexans

Bob Kenny, Senior Global VP, General Cable“The European Cable Association has been working to list standards that will drive our business in terms of Product compliance, innovation, Business ethics, social responsibility, Health and Safety, and Environment protection. It's a great step to show to our customers the direction our European industry wants to take in order to provide them with a safe, sustainable and environment friendly cable platform. This Industry Charter matches perfectly with the core Values of General cable. We have signed it and we will promote it in our sales actions.”

Bob Kenny, Senior Global VP, General Cable

Mike Goblet, Commercial Director, Eupen“Unfortunately, there are more and more non-compliant or so called “substandard” cable products on the market. The Europacable Industry Charter is an important initiative that aims to make aware of the importance of high quality, reliable and safe cable products. As a Europacable member company, Kabelwerk Eupen AG is proud to support this great initiative.”

Mike Goblet, Executive VP, Eupen

Matthias Nitschke, PLM EMEA OSPC, Corning"Corning is proud to be a part of Europacable, working with its member companies to better serve the wire and cable industry. This association’s commitment to excellence in product compliance and innovation; business ethics and social responsibility; health and safety; and environmental responsibility not only helps our members meet the ever-changing needs of our customers – but also respond to the emerging trends in technology that benefit our entire industry.”

Matthias Nitschke, Product Line Manager Cable, Corning

Wolfgang Schuh, Chairman Europacable Datacable Board, Managing Director, LEONI Kerpen"European users of cables are faced with a huge amount of European standards an legislations to secure our safety. The Europacable Industry Charter simplifies / unifies a complex commitment to standards of products, processes and materials. For European cables users it will be simple like this: Members of Europacable stick to European standards to keep us safe.”

Wolfgang Schuh, Chairman Europacable Datacable Board, Managing Director, LEONI Kerpen

Reinhard Schmidt, Managing Director, OFS Optics“European Telecom operators are deploying cutting edge electronics to their networks in order to enable broadband and LTE for their customers. By creating and joining this important European industry initiative, our customers will have greater confidence that their investment is protected by a state of the art cable, produced according to highest safety and quality standards of the industry.”

Reinhard Schmidt, Managing Director, OFS Optics