The world is looking to minimise its carbon footprint with sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions, and the building industry is no exception. The building sector has seen many improvements, and at the centre are the materials. Noteworthy is the environmental design qualities of corian® solid surface that aim to create, safeguard, and enhance enduring environments. Corian® Design provides a range of innovative, sustainable materials that bring elegant, safe, and trendy interiors to fruition. So, how exactly is Corian® environmentally sustainable?

Corian Environmentally Sustainable

High Environmental and Hygienic Performance

Corian Solid Surface boasts important independent certifications for exceptional environmental performance, including GreenGuard, North American Builders Association (NAH), and Scientific Certification Systems (SCS). Its hygienic performance has also been approved by independent institutions such as NSF International. Corian Solid Surface is NSF/ANSI Standard 51 Certified for food contact. It is the highest level for all food types in commercial food preparation.

  • Recycled Content

Corian Solid Surface has been eradicating landfill use since 2011 by recycling pre-consumer waste into new products. Its selection of colours consists of at least 6% to a maximum of 20% recycled material, certified by the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS).

  • Renewable and Durable Surfaces

Corian® takes pride in its solid surfaces, which can be easily renewed and repaired. The same is true if you want your Corian® surface modified to a new worktop layout or repurposed to a new product.

  • Enhancement Of Industrial Processes

Corian® surfaces undergo thorough and meticulous procedures, from selecting raw materials and suppliers to responsible packaging. DuPont is continually looking for ways to improve its industrial processes. Corian® uses pigments without heavy metals and toxins, minimising the level of waste produced in manufacturing. It also recycles scrap and off-specs in new product applications.

  • Sustainable Building Rating Systems

Corian® Solid Surface manufacturer, DuPont, is not only a member of several environmental organisations but is also in partnership with other industry leaders to promote a sustainable world. It has held its membership in the U.S. Green Building Council since 1999.

  • Corian® Earns Certification Points

Corian® surfaces are a favourite of architects and designers for being easy to work with. They also offer high-level performance and environmental perks that help any project earn LEED certification points. It is under the USGBC LEED Building Rating System, The International WELL Building Institute WELL Standard, International Living Future Institute Living Building Challenge 4.0, Greenglobes, Breeam, and Green Building Initiative.

  • NGBS Green Certification Home Innovation

Corian® surfaces are NGBS Green Certified and qualified for points towards project certification. The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) certification offers independent, third-party verification that a land development, apartment building, and home, has been designed and built to attain optimum performance in Site Design, Resource Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, Energy Efficiency, and Building Operation & Maintenance.

With proper installation, these quality surfaces make the certification procedure straightforward and smooth for accredited green verifiers, remodelers, and builders.

  • Low VOC Emission Surfaces

Corian® surfaces feature non-porous quality and are resistant to mould and mildew. With the latter, proper cleaning can go a long way. These make it the perfect option for schools and food preparation facilities. The surfaces also meet and sometimes exceed the ongoing emission guidelines for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). They are also GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified. Moreover, they are not toxic or allergic to humans and are free of heavy metals.

  • Health Product Declaration (HPD)

It is the building industry’s top open standard and provides for the disclosure of the contents of a product and any potential and related human and environmental health hazards. The HPD Open Standard is dedicated to continuously enhancing building products through transparency, innovation, and openness. Corian® surfaces meet the HPD Open Standard specifications.

  • Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

EPD is an independently verified and registered document utilised in green building certification. It supports building-life cycle impact reduction and building product disclosure and optimisation. The Corian® EPD provides an analysis that represents transparent details about the life-cycle environmental effect of the products.

  • ILFI Declare (Red List Free)

This is usually an ingredient label for building products. It lets manufacturers make ecologically sound products to show their market leadership in a movement towards transparency and health in the built environment. It also offers entry into cutting-edge sustainable building projects. Living Building Challenge Red List Free certifies the Corian® surfaces’ product ingredients. Moreover, their residuals do not contain chemicals on the Red List.


DuPont, the maker of Corian® Solid Surfaces, has shown its unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability through responsible raw material choices, manufacturing, and packaging. It truly has its eye on maintaining its leadership in the building industry with continuous quality enhancement.