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Tip: From reporting obligation for work-related personnel mobility to Carbon Footprint

Starting from July 1, 2024, organisations with more than 100 employees must report all their business travel and commuting. This makes a great start to also measure the carbon footprint. Because you have already gathered needed data.

Organisations with more than 100 employees must report all their business travel and the commute of their employees starting from July 1, 2024. This is established in the reporting obligation for work-related personnel mobility (WPM). The data you collect to comply with the WPM brings you a long way towards calculating your carbon footprint. So our advice: take this step towards greater sustainability right away.

How can you use the WPM data for your carbon footprint? 

Organisations are required to report annually under the work-related personnel mobility obligation how many kilometers their employees have traveled for the organisation. It is necessary to differentiate whether it involves business mobility (such as visiting a client) or commuting, and what type of vehicle and fuel were used for these kilometers.

This is data you also need to calculate your carbon footprint; business mobility and commuting are examples of your scope 3 emissions. Now that you have already invested effort and time in collecting this data, it's valuable to take the next step and calculate your carbon footprint as well.

Your carbon footprint includes more than just your business mobility and commuting; you need to report on all your so-called scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. 

Want to learn more about how to calculate a carbon footprint and what insights it can provide? Read our article https://www.hhc.earth/knowledge-base/example-calculation-carbon-footprint-how-big-is-the-impact-of-hedgehog-company

Or visit our Calculator University, the place with all the information you need to calculate your carbon footprint yourself. 

What is the WPM, the reporting obligation for work-related personnel mobility? 

A significant amount of travel occurs in the Netherlands for business; it is estimated that nearly 50% of all driven kilometers are from business travel and commuting. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (IenW) wants to track the CO2 emissions associated with all this business travel. That’s why the reporting obligation for work-related personnel mobility was introduced.

Note: The reporting obligation for work-related mobility only applies to organisations with more than 100 employees.

Currently, business travel and commuting together account for nearly 50% of all kilometers driven in the Netherlands.

How to report?

You enter all this information through the form provided by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

This digital form then calculates the total CO2 emissions from business mobility and commuting, and your organisation receives a report of this.

You have one year to submit the report. The reporting obligation starts on July 1, 2024, so you must ensure that the form is correctly and completely filled out by no later than July 1, 2025.

The report will then be checked by the environmental service associated with the municipality where your organisation is located. The environmental service will also check if you have submitted the report on time.

Do you want to know more about how to calculate your CO2 footprint? Schedule a free 30-minute consultation with one of our experts or contact us.

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