Climate Neutral Procedure Packs


As part of our commitment to better product stewardship, Multigate is proud to announce that all Procedure Packs sold to New Zealand customers from 1 September 2023 are supplied Climate Neutral.

As part of our commitment to better product stewardship, Multigate is proud to announce that all Procedure Packs sold to New Zealand customers from 1 September 2023 are supplied Climate Neutral.


How we Make Your Procedure Packs Climate Neutral


To make every procedure pack we sell in New Zealand in FY24 Climate Neutral, Multigate has pre-purchased carbon credits to cover a projected 2,000 tonnes^ of greenhouse gas emissions. This has the same emission reduction effect as removing 540 average New Zealand cars off the road for 1 year*.

^ 2,000 tonnes projected greenhouse gas emissions figure is a conservative estimate based on what we know about our newly acquired New Zealand operation. We work on a pay-it-forward system. Multigate has pre-purchased and retired 2,000 carbon credits in 3 projects (2x renewable energy projects in China and 1x native forest carbon farming project in New Zealand.) At the end of FY24, CARBON NEUTRAL PTY LTD will measure and calculate our actual impact & compare it against our estimate. If a shortfall exists, Multigate will purchase the required number of carbon credits to ensure climate neutrality is achieved for the period. Our FY24 actual impact will then be used as our estimate for the FY25 period etc.

* Cars off the road for 1 year figure is based on an average New Zealand petrol passenger car that uses 11.1L/100km and travels 14,000km year ( and Petrol EF of 2.38 kgCO2e/L ( 2021), we calculate emission generated at 0.26418 kgCO2e/km travelled and 3,669 kgCO2e per car/per year.


Supported Projects

We are supporting climate action projects in New Zealand and China, which means our investment is directly leading to carbon being avoided or sequestered, and benefits being delivered to communities, in the countries where most of our emissions are generated. 

Renewable Energy

Hebei Chengde Wind Farm, China

Project details

Renewable Energy

Guazhou Solar Power, China

Project details

Carbon Farming

Forestry Project, New Zealand

Project details


Data-led approach

Data-led approach

We've measured and offset the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions associated with 1,800 components used in over 2,000 Australian Procedure Pack recipes. The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) was performed by Lifecycles and verified by South Pole. 


Get your report

Get your report

Want to know more? We can provide you with a detailed report which quantifies the annual offsetted impact of your Procedure Pack portfolio and savings from our impact reduction initiatives. Reports are available to new and existing procedure pack customers. 

Offsetting your packs is just the beginning — our goal is to work with you to find sustainable ways to reduce the impact of the products you consume, supporting your journey towards NetZero.

Our first product impact reduction initiative in Australia was to phase out our traditional cotton abdominal sponges and transition all customers to the equivalent-size Multigate Fluro-Tec® composite sponges. This simple change can reduce the greenhouse gas emissions created by abdominal sponges by up to 25%^.

^ Based on 30x30cm sponge with EOL method: 100% disinfect & landfill. 


Small Change, Big Impact — Multigate is committed to systematically reducing environmental footprint and carbon emissions. We evaluate potential changes to products, services, and supply change arrangements against a multi-criteria framework to ensure that they are well considered, balanced and capable of making a big impact.

Learn more


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 an change we have implemented is our cotton-to-composite sponge initiative. Phasing out 5.3 million cotton abdominal sponges and transitioning to composite in Australia is estimated to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with this product range by 212 tonnes.

Multigate use 3rd party specialists to assess our impact and guide our environmental stewardship and carbon neutrality programs.

We 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" life cycle.

Multigate also partnered with South Pole to calculate and offset our greenhouse gas emissions in line with program boundaries and requirements set by South Pole in order for them to validate our neutrality claim and allow Multigate to use their Climate Neutral Products label for our procedure packs portfolio for FY23. 

We have recently changed our climate action partner (from South Pole to Carbon Neutral) and are currently in the process of measuring our actual impact for FY23 and revalidating our FY24 program, which we aim to have completed by November 2023.

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.

We are currently undertaking this revalidation process with Carbon Neutral, which we are aiming to complete by November 2023. Carbon Neutral will compare our actual impact for the FY23 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.




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