Pepsico UK has launched new green logistics initiatives including replacing diesel with Hydrogenated Vegetable Fuel (HVO) on over 3,000 journeys a year.

Pepsico, a multinational conglomerate that owns brands like Pepsi, Doritos and Quaker Oats, will begin using vegetable oil to replace diesel on routes along its distribution network.

Trucks operating between the Quaker Oat mill in Cupar, Scotland and Walkers headquarters in Leicester will now run on the more sustainable fuel option.

Pepsico claims that “every kilometer powered by HVO produces 80% fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional diesel”.

The company is also introducing more electric vehicles to distribute 40,000 pallets worth of goods.

The use of sustainable fuels and electric vehicles contributes to Pepsico’s plans to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040.