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This change in planning gives entrepreneurs more time to prepare for these new obligations.

Entrepreneurs in the taxi industry can breathe a sigh of relief now that it has become clear that the previously announced start date for the reporting obligation for CO2 emissions has been postponed. In contrast to the date previously communicated to members of January 1, 2024 by the Royal Dutch Transport (KNV), it was previously decided that this obligation will only take effect on July 1, 2024. This adjustment is relevant for organizations with 100 or more employees, where they are obliged to report on both the business traffic and the commuting traffic of their employees. 

This falls under the reporting obligation for work-related personal mobility (WPM). Organizations must submit data for the year 30 no later than June 2025, 2024. However, it is important to emphasize that all organizations, including those with fewer than 100 employees, are already allowed to voluntarily submit data. This voluntarily provided data will not be forwarded to the environmental service, but can be used for research, provided permission has been given in the online form. With permission, this data will be anonymized.

Taxi companies, especially those with a fleet of more than 100 employees, will need to collect detailed data on the use of their vehicles. This includes the kilometers traveled and the type of vehicle and fuel. The extension gives them additional time to implement systems for accurate data collection.

Although the obligation applies to larger companies, there is also an option for voluntary participation. Data from volunteer participants is used for research purposes, which can help shape future policies and practices in the sector.

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Cartoon: Pitane Blue - reporting obligation on work-related personal mobility (WPM).

Have you read the manual and do you have the necessary information ready? Then it takes less than one hour to complete the online form.

The decision to postpone to July 1, 2024 was taken by the Council of Ministers in November 2023, after finding that more preparation time was necessary. It is essential for organizations to know what data is needed from that date. The guide 'Data collection on work-related personal mobility' offers organizations practical tips for collecting the necessary data. This is a crucial tool for companies to adequately prepare for the new reporting requirements.

An environmental service is responsible for monitoring the reporting obligation. The environmental service is a government service where experts work together with municipalities and provinces. They help with nature and environmental laws and regulations. They also issue permits, among other things. When the reporting obligation comes into effect, an environmental service checks whether your organization sends the report. The environmental service cannot view data that you voluntarily submit.

As an employer, you have a major role in making work-related personal mobility more sustainable. For example, by allowing your employees to work from home if possible. Or by letting them come to work by public transport, bicycle or electric car. Your report states who can give you tailor-made advice to further improve sustainability.

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