The Dutch government would like to introduce a mandatory carbon reporting for companies. 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.
For that reason, companies employing 100 employees or more are required to provide data on travel by employees (commuting and business travel). The idea behind this is to obtain 1 megaton 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). 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.
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, 2023.
Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to its passing through the upper and lower houses of the Dutch parliament.
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