Diageo partners with Malcolm Logistics in an ambitious trial to test the viability of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel for lorries, with the goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 171 tons. The trial involves 11 HVO-fueled trucks operating between Diageo’s Leven facility in Scotland and marks a step forward in the company’s sustainability efforts.


In a joint effort to enhance sustainability, Diageo has joined forces with Malcolm Logistics to conduct a trial involving Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel. The primary objective of this trial is to achieve a reduction of 171 tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions over its duration.

Under this trial, 11 trucks from Malcolm Logistics, fueled by HVO, will operate to and from Diageo’s Leven facility in Scotland, which serves as the company’s largest packaging site globally. This initiative focuses on evaluating the performance and reliability of these biofuel-powered lorries and is scheduled to continue until the end of October.

This undertaking is part of a broader sustainability drive by Diageo Leven. In an earlier effort this year, the Leven site successfully installed 8,000 solar panels, which powered the entire facility for a full day, producing over 580,000 bottles of spirits at the end of May.