Go Neutral

Join us on the journey towards better product stewardship by switching to our climate neutral Procedure Packs

Join us on the journey towards better product stewardship by switching to our climate neutral Procedure Packs

The journey so far

At Multigate we are systematically looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint and carbon emissions. In 2022 our efforts to measure and offset our Procedure Pack emissions earned us this certification from South Pole. We see Climate Neutral certification as an important first step in a body of work aimed at reducing our environmental impact.

Where to start


Only by working together can we achieve our goal to find sustainable ways to reduce the impact of the products and services we deliver. A short conversation with one of our Business Development Managers (BDMs) is all it takes to start optimising your product portfolio, and start your journey towards NetZero.

Procedure Pack Carbon Footprint

To compensate for the emissions generated by our Procedure Pack portfolio, Multigate offset 20,175 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent* (tCO2e).

This has the same emission reduction effect as removing 6,902 average Australian cars off the road for 1 year*

Supported Projects

We have selected a range of projects to offset the Greenhouse Gas emissions of our Procedure Pack portfolio. Our project selection is focused on development of renewable energy solutions in areas where our products are manufactured.

In addition to compensating for our emissions, we also wanted to support an Australian project in Mt Sandy that works with the traditional owners to permanently protect a culturally important pocket of their land rich in biodiversity.

Renewable Energy Projects


Biodiversity Projects


Supporting your journey to NetZero

Our first product impact reduction initiative is our transition from traditional cotton abdominal sponges to our Fluro-Tec® composite sponges. This simple change can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 25%.


Multigate is committed to systematically reducing the environmental footprint and carbon emissions in our operations and our products.

Small Change Big Impact is a philosophy we apply when reviewing our products, services and supply arrangements. Evaluating potential changes against a multi-criteria framework it’s a philosophy focused on how we better serve you and the patients in your care.


The term Carbon Neutral or Climate Neutral, refers to a company conducting its activities in a way that it compensates for all of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced on an annual basis.

Every business creates greenhouse gases as part of their day-to-day operations. The goal is to be able to measure and understand what is driving your GHG emissions, find ways to reduce them as much as possible, then offset any remaining emissions to achieve neutrality.

Yes. Every Procedure Pack you purchase from Multigate in FY2023 has been verified Climate Neutral by South Pole. This applies to all off-the-shelf or custom procedure packs you purchase, whether they are existing or new recipes and there is no limit to the amount of GHG emissions we will offset on your behalf under this program.

We are adding a "Cloud shaped icon with CO2 Neutral" onto the label of all our Procedure Packs as a visual confirmation of this commitment. Timing will change from pack to pack depending on production schedules and stock on hand, however you should start receiving packs with the amended label in Q1 of 2023. Rest assured, every Multigate Procedure Pack sold in Australia from 1 July 2022 is Climate Neutral… irrespective of whether the pack label contains a "CO2 Neutral" icon or not.

Multigate will provide you with a comprehensive report detailing the GHG emissions associated with your pack portfolio and the amount we have offset on your behalf in FY2023, which you will be able to use as part of your carbon accounting process.

As we have taken ownership for the climate change impact of the packs supplied to you and offset their lifecycle GHG emissions, your Multigate Procedure Pack Portfolio will have a GHG emissions value of zero.

We will provide you with this information on an annual basis, however if you have any questions or would like this information, please contact your Multigate Business Development Manager.

We have already identified several ways we can reduce the impact of our products which we look forward to sharing with you and we are exploring new opportunities all the time. An example of this is our plans to transition 5.3 million cotton abdominal sponges to composite, which we estimate will reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with this product range by 212 tonnes.

Multigate has partnered with Lifecycles, a Melbourne based environmental management consulting company, to conduct Lifecycle Assessments (LCA) and to develop and build LCA modelling tools that help us understand and measure the impact of our products through multiple lenses (not just climate change) across their entire "cradle to grave" lifecycle.

We appointed South Pole to help us on our journey towards climate neutrality. Our first step consisted of them assessing and validating our business operations under their Climate Neutral Company label in 2021. The second step in this journey was the validation of our Procedure Packs portfolio under their Climate Neutral Products label in 2022.

For over 12 months, South Pole worked closely with Multigate and Lifecycles to guide and validate the LCA work being conducted. They interrogated and provided input on the entire process, including the methodology, modelling tool, reference databases, assumptions used and the final calculation of the GHG emissions of the Pack portfolio. Finally, they facilitated the purchase and retirement of carbon credits in approved climate action projects, to offset the impact of our packs to achieve climate neutrality.

Our emission offsets have been calculated in line with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and the Climate Neutral Product label is aligned with the internationally recognised PAS2060 standard that defines carbon neutrality.

Claiming Climate Neutrality for your company operations or products is an ongoing commitment that involves you neutralising your current emissions as well as taking steps to reduce your GHG emissions over time.

Your ability to claim climate neutrality is based on a pay-it-forward system. Most companies use the impact of their previous years’ sales as the forecast for the up-and-coming year, and they pre-purchase carbon credits to offset this impact amount to achieve neutrality. This pay-it-forward investment then entitles you to claim climate neutrality for next 12 months.

When it comes time to renew your commitment, part of the assessment performed is to determine if the amount previously offset was sufficient or not. If your forecasted impact was higher than your actual impact for the period, you are entitled to deduct the additional credits already purchased against your renewal balance. If your forecasted impact was lower than your actual impact, you need to buy additional credits to make up this difference before you can renew your commitment and claim neutrality for the next 12 months.

At the end of FY2023, South Pole will compare our actual impact for this period, against our forecasted impact. We will account for any difference between the two, to ensure Climate Neutrality.

Carbon credits are a universally accepted and traded currency issued by approved climate action projects that reduce, remove, or avoid greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A project can sell 1 carbon credit for every tonne of GHG emission it can reduce, remove or avoid.

The credits are purchased and retired by individuals or companies for the purposes of offsetting Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

A prerequisite for projects issuing carbon credits is "additionality." A GHG reduction is only considered additional if it would not have occurred in the absence of a carbon credit market. If the reductions would have happened anyway, then they are not additional.

For example: you cannot purchase a piece of land with a forest on it and seek to sell its GHG emissions absorption capability as carbon credits, as the forest already existed and was already absorbing GHG emissions. To be considered additional, the forest would have needed to be planted with the express purpose being used to produce carbon credits.

By enforcing this requirement and providing financial incentive for individuals or companies to invest in these activities, additional resources that tackle climate change are created.