Companies with 100 or more employees must lower carbon emissions

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 January 2023

What changes?

Does your company have over 100 employees? You will have to report on your employees’ business travel and commuting CO2 emissions each year. If the emissions exceed the maximum standard, you have 4 years to lower your carbon emissions. Possible measures are travelling fewer kilometres or promoting the use of bicycles, public transport, or electric vehicles.

For whom?

  • companies with 100 or more employees


The change in the Decree activities living environment (Besluit activiteiten leefomgeving, Bal) and the Environmental decree on limiting carbon dioxide emissions by traffic is expected to come into effect on 1 January 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 parliament or proclamation of the Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and publication in the Staatsblad or Staatscourant (Government Gazette, in Dutch).

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