A9 Dualling Sustainability Tracker: EIR release

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004

Information requested

“Please can you provide me with an electronic copy (MS Excel) of the A9 Dualling Sustainability Tracker, covering the period 2015 to present.

I am aware that each of the three A9 Dualling Sections – Southern (Jacobs), Central (JFJV) and Northern (AMJV) – were required to maintain an Excel-based tracker that logged all identified and implemented sustainability measures on their respective projects since contract award (c. 2015 to present) and submit these to TS periodically. I am aware that you may not have a single combined version for all three sections – and that the most up to date versions may be held by each design contractor (Jacobs, JFJV and AMJV) – so happy to accept a separate electronic file for each section if this is easiest. I am particularly interested in the sustainability opportunities identified and implemented, with any associated quantified material and carbon savings. I understand this information regarding cost savings (£) is most likely commercially sensitive – so happy for this to be redacted as appropriate.

I am particularly interested in the A9 Dualling Sustainability Tracker for the purposes of understanding those measures that have been considered and implemented on other large-scale infrastructure projects in Scotland in comparable geographies.”


As all of the information you have requested is ‘environmental information’ for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations. We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA.

This exemption is subject to the ‘public interest test’. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes. This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.

Please refer to Annex A with the trackers for the Southern, Northern and Central sections. Please note the Southern section is up to date as of the date of your request, the Central section has been updated to 2020 and the Northern section is March 2021. Please note these documents are a work in progress and are subject to change.

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EIR 202400399994 - Information Released - Annex A


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