Reporting obligation CO2 emissions of commuting and business mobility


Update: The starting date for the reporting obligation of CO2 emissions of commuting and business travel has been delayed to January 1st, 2024.

Carefree mobility, for everyone and everything in 2050. No emissions, excellent mobility accessible to young and old, rich and poor, able-bodied and disabled. Affordable, safe, comfortable, convenient and healthy. Smart, sustainable, compact cities with optimal flow of people and goods. Beautiful, liveable and accessible areas and villages where mobility is the bridge between living, working and leisure. This is the Climate Agreement's vision for mobility. In terms of sustainability, much can be gained in business mobility: more than half of the kilometres travelled in passenger transport are work-related.

One of the measures emerging from the Climate Agreement is the reporting obligation of CO2 emissions for business mobility. Large employers are expected to be required to submit data on employees' commuting and business travel starting from the 1st of July, 2023. The aim of this obligation to report is to save 1 megaton of CO2 by 2030. If organisations are on track to meet this target, the collective measures will remain in place. If CO2 emissions have not decreased sufficiently, from 2025 organisations will be obliged to travel smarter and more economically by an individual standard. Mobility Concept explains how to comply with the reporting obligation and how sustainable travel can be encouraged.

How to comply with the reporting obligation?

From the 1st of July 2023, organisations with more than 100 employees are expected to be required to submit annual reports with data on commuting and business mobility. This includes data on the number of kilometres driven, the modes of travel used (car, bicycle, scooter, etc.) and the fuel used if it is a moped, scooter or motor vehicle. The exact requirements are yet to be determined. Organisations are not required to report on actual CO2 emissions. CO2 emissions are calculated in the national government's digital platform using emission factors.

How can Mobility Concept help?

Mobility Concept takes care of the administration

Registering all mileage, modality and fuel type can create a lot of administrative work for employers. Here, Mobility Concept lends a hand. Mobility Concept's MaaS platform fully unburdens employers with the execution and administrative handling of mobility schemes and services, complying with the reporting obligation.

Encouraging sustainable travel behaviour

Encouraging sustainable travel behaviour can be done in various ways, for example through insight into CO2 emissions, financial incentives for cycling, public transport, carpooling and other sustainable options, and offering sustainable alternatives such as (electric) shared transport. When it comes to travel behaviour and operations, we inspire and assist key stakeholders such as employers and governments to adopt more sustainable travel behaviour through advice, assistance with implementation, and management of mobility schemes.

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