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Jose Daniel Convers

Company/NGO Name:

Biospen SAS

Region, Country:

Bogota, Colombia

1.What is the mission of your company/NGO?

Biospen is the result of a dream inspired by the nature of Colombia and the preservation of natural resources, our goal is to be a green alternative to traditional laboratories.

We specialize in the development of products based on green chemistry and biotechnology, thus ensuring care for the environment and the health of our users.

Furthermore, we are a socially responsible company, guided by a policy of generating decent employment, gender equality, and compliance with human rights throughout our value chain, and in the same way, we seek to encourage the economic growth of vulnerable populations.


2. What is the most innovative or environmentally/socially impactful project/practice your company/NGO has implemented?

There are two high projects. One is an app for green chemicals and designing sustainability solutions. The other is manufacturing green detergents. We also help OIM and USAID to complete sustainable entrepreneurship projects of ex-combat (support peace process in Colombia). We also have an initiative of economical collaborations to avoid mass layoffs.


3. How have those projects positively impacted the local community and/ or your country?

Our projects of green chemicals generate a responsible consumption and production in home care products. We are also recognized as a social company by Colombian Green Chamber of Commerce and help to avoid the ex-guerilla members go again to social-war. In the initiative,  we sum 3 companies selling and donating to other business and more than 5 companies supporting by visualization.

4. Please share any new projects you will be implementing in the near future.

We plan on fabricating a renewable material that replaces the plastic in liquid packaging.We also plan to help and support Grün management to create and fabricate 100% recycled coloured pencils.


5. What are your top 3 career accomplishments?

1)We have created and fabricated more than 5 home care products that fulfilled any eco-label around the world.

2)Have more than two masters degrees and be part of social activities.

3) Be certified by the US green Chamber as a sustainable business professional


6. What inspired you to choose your career path?

My career has been improving our well-being for more than a century. From the development innovations in recycling, treating disease, cleaning water, and generating energy, the processes and products we helped create has touched every aspect of our lives.

7. Personally—Why do you care about sustainability? What is your story?

As a Chemical engineer we are responsible to make chemical processes and products more sustainable, and to ensure a better world with less environmental impacts and better health characteristics.


8. What is/are the biggest incentive(s) for businesses in your country to adopt sustainable practices?

There are a few positive actions in my country of Colombia, for example:

  1. tax decrease (for some industrial equipment)
  2. Create and support green business


9. What is/are the biggest environmental or social challenge(s) facing your country today?

According to the SDG the principal challenges in my country today are:

    • There are high rates of poverty
    • There is a high population of hungry people
    • Obtaining decent work and economic growth
    • There is a lot of greenwashing when it comes to educating people about responsible production and consumption.
    • Climate action
    • Obtaining affordable and clean energy


10. What is the most positive action your country has taken to positively impact its environment or social well-being?

The Peace Process in Colombia, which started in 2012, was meant to end nearly 50 years of Colombian conflict between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.


To learn more, please visit Biospen on their website and social media:

Instagram: https://www.biospen.com/https://www.instagram.com/biospenlab/?hl=es-la

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BiospenLab/https://co.linkedin.com/company/biospen

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jos%C3%A9dconvers/