Work-related Mobility of Persons Decree to enter into force on 1 July 2024

NL Law

The Besluit werkgebonden personenmobiliteit (Work-related Mobility of Persons Decree) will entry into force on 1 July 2024. The decree forms part of the Environment and Planning Act, and obligates companies with more than 100 employees to provide data on their commuting and business travel.

In an earlier blog post, we addressed the topic of work-related mobility of persons in detail. We discussed government aims to make commuting and business travel more sustainable. These aims stem from the European Climate Act, the Green Deal, the Climate Agreement and the Climate Act. Please see the link to our Dutch Blogpost.

The decree was published on 28 November 2023 and amends the Besluit activiteiten leefomgeving (Living Environment Activities Decree) and the Omgevingsbesluit (Environment and Planning Decree) with a view to limiting carbon dioxide emissions from work-related mobility of persons (Stb. 2023, 472). Chapter 18 of the Living Environment Activities Decree now includes provisions on work-related mobility of persons. These provisions cannot (yet) be found at

The decree designates commuting and business mobility as an environmentally burdensome activity; additional rules therefore apply. The aim is to achieve a reduction of at least 1 megaton of CO2 by reducing the number of car kilometers by 8 billion by 2030 compared to 2016. The specific reduction targets are 860 kilotonnes for commuting mobility and 140 kilotonnes for business mobility.

From 1 July 2024, a reporting obligation will apply to companies with more than 100 employees. These companies must submit data to the competent authority every year via an electronic facility provided by the Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management. The first report must be submitted by 30 June 2025, covering the period from 1 July 2024 to 31 December 2024. In the longer term (as from 1 January 2030), it may become obligatory to limit CO2 emissions from business mobility to a maximum of 96 grams per person per kilometer.