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15682 CO2 emissions from employee-owned cars used for department business

We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following:  Do you record the CO2 emissions from employee…

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We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following: 

  1. Do you record the CO2 emissions from employee-owned cars used for department business?
  2. Do you include emissions from employee-owned cars used for department business in your CO2 monitoring calculations?
  3. What is your department’s average CO2 figure for these vehicles in g/km for each of the past three years?
  4. What proportion of your employees’ business mileage is covered in employee owned vehicles for each of the past three years?
  5. What specific CO2 reduction measures do you operate for these vehicles/drivers?

We released the following information on 24 August 2010:

  1. The Home Office HQ and UKBA capture claims for mileage allowance and establish and record associated CO2 emissions
  2. The emissions from employee owned cars are used in the department’s CO2 emission reporting
  3. This information is not recorded on mileage claim forms, however, in calculating CO2 emissions it is assumed that most private vehicle mileage is done in an average size petrol car
  4. It is difficult to provide exact percentages because the methodology for recording travel mileage of various types (e.g. owned fleet, hire car and private vehicle) has changed over the last 3 years and become more accurate. However, travel in employee owned vehicles accounts for around 40-50% of the department’s total administrative road travel in each of the last 3 years
  5. The Home Office HQ and UKBA held staff awareness events with activities teaching smarter driving and is about to start working with the Energy Saving Trust on a green fleet review.