We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following:
- Do you record the CO2 emissions from employee-owned cars used for department business?
- Do you include emissions from employee-owned cars used for department business in your CO2 monitoring calculations?
- What is your department’s average CO2 figure for these vehicles in g/km for each of the past three years?
- What proportion of your employees’ business mileage is covered in employee owned vehicles for each of the past three years?
- What specific CO2 reduction measures do you operate for these vehicles/drivers?
We released the following information on 24 August 2010:
- The Home Office HQ and UKBA capture claims for mileage allowance and establish and record associated CO2 emissions
- The emissions from employee owned cars are used in the department’s CO2 emission reporting
- 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
- 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
- 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.