Mandatory Company Carbon Reporting – Employee Work Related Mobility Netherlands.

The Dutch government is introducing a mandatory carbon reporting for companies regarding their work-related mobility (WPM).

Traffic is responsible for approximately 20% of CO2 emissions in the Netherlands. In view of the climate goals, the Dutch government wants to achieve, measures are being taken to drive completely without exhaust gases by 2050.

Mandatory Reporting on Work Related Mobility

For that reason, companies employing 100 employees, or more are required to provide data on travel by employees (commuting and business travel). It should include for example, the number of kilometres employees have travelled by car, broken down to type of fuel. The report has to be sent to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

The idea behind this is to obtain 1megaton of CO2 profit to be achieved by 2030.

Companies will have to report each year about employees’ business travel and commuting CO2 emissions (carbon reporting) to the RVO.

If the carbon emissions exceed the maximum standard set by the government, the company will be granted 4 years to lower its carbon emissions. Possible measures would be to travel fewer commuting kilometres or promoting the use of bicycles, public transport, and electric vehicles.

Companies must utilise eHerkenning to login to the RVO website, a similar login method as when reporting information to the UWV.

Important Dates 2024 and 2025

The change in the Environmental Activities Decree [Besluit activiteiten leefomgeving, BAL] on limiting carbon dioxide emissions by traffic, is expected to come into effect on July 1, 2024. 

July 1, 2024
From this moment onwards, organisations with 100 employees or more are required to prepare their administration, set up their login method ensuring all is set to start reporting in 2025.

June 30, 2025
Organisations should submit their data on work related mobility to the RVO and must indicate whether the data includes only the second half of 2024 or the entire year of 2024.

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