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"Great stories are written with values in the hearts of men"
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Photo by Luís Pinto, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Respect. (from the lat. respectu) n. 1. respect; 2. consideration; high regard; 3. deference; compliance; veneration; 4. honour; worship; 5. relation; refererence...

We believe that everyone should be respected for their work, for their attitudes, opinions and options.

Photo by Mila Teshaieva, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Rigor. (from the lat. rigore) n. 1. harshness; strength; 2.fig., severity; punctuality; accuracy.

There is no "more or less levelled", "more or less upright”, "more or less clean" or "more or less safe", but rather “levelled”, "upright”, "clean” and “safe". The rigour is reflected in our procedures, in time and in the rules to follow. In the light of moral and principles, being severe means being rigorous.

Photo by , finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Passion. (from the lat. passione) n. 1. intense and usually violent feeling (affection, joy, hate, etc.) which hinders the exercise of impartial logic; 2. derived from a feeling; 3. great predilection; 4. partiality; 5. great grief; immense suffering...

Under the sign of passion – a text of the Portuguese poet Regina Guimarães – is our icon. Passion is to reveal great enthusiasm for something, favourable encouragement or opposite to something.
It is the sensibility transmitted by an architect or engineer through work.
Passion is the dedication to a project. Passion is a state of warm soul.

Photo by Jakub Karwowski, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Loyalty. (from the lat. legalitate) n. the quality of being loyal; fidelity; sincerity.

Respect for the principles and rules that guide the honour and probity. Faithfulness to commitments and agreements undertaken, staunch character.
To remain loyal to the business partners because we depend on them and they depend on us.
Being trustworthy for being loyal.

Photo by Ian Lieske, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Solidarity. (from the lat. solidare) n. 1. the quality of being solidary; 2. reciprocal responsibility among the members of a group, namely social, professional, etc.; 3. sense of sharing another’s suffering.

Being solidary is being a friend, offering our hand with genuine generosity and bringing joy and human warmth to those who, somehow, are marginalized. Being solidary is being more human. A solidary company is recognized as a fair and non-selfish company. A solidary company is a preferred choice in business. It is a more competitive company. Volunteering is a vehicle to solidarity. It is modern, fair, cultured, friend, it is a noble gesture of moral elevation.

Photo by Clarence Gorton, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Courage. (from the lat. coraticum) n. 1. bravery facing danger; intrepidity; to have audacity; 2. moral force before a suffering or setback; 3. [fig.] to input energy when performing a difficult task; perseverance...

Courage is essential in our life. Courage to face less pleasant situations when complex issues come up, not expecting random resolutions.
It is a value that we must highlight as opposed to the fearful, cowardly and laziness.
The courage to react to criticism not with an attitude of demotivation or sadness, but rather to search for the means and the action to overcome its own reason. This kind of courage, which is also an intellectual courage, is highly recommended.

Photo by Filipa Alves, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Ambition. (from the lat. ambitione) n. 1. vehement desire of wealth, honours or glories; 2. expectation about the future; aspiration; 3. lust; greed…

Vehement desire to achieve a particular goal. Ambition not to resign ourselves. Ambition to take the best potential from ourselves. Ambition to deserve ourselves. Ambition to be athletes in our top-level competitive jobs. Ambition to beat our brands. Ambition to get the best deals with the maximum value, due to the high levels of proficiency and efficiency.

Photo by Scarlett Coten, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Esthetics. ESTHETICS (from the Greek aisthetiké, "sensitive") n.f. 1. Philosophy branch of philosophy that studies the beauty and nature of artistic phenomena; 2. author's own style, time, etc.; 3. harmony of shapes and colors, beauty; 4. set of techniques and treatments that aim to beautify the body.

We decided to build the company's economic foundations under a cultured, cosmopolitan and cool image. Because it is a charming state of being. Good taste because we are sustainable and we respect the planet. Good taste because we are sensitive. Good taste just because.

Photo by Karl Erik Brondbo, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Responsibility. (from the lat respondere) n. the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct; a form of trustworthiness.

We must be certain that, before a choice, we chose what is best for both of us and not just the best for each one. Each employee is responsible for his negotiated activity and co-responsible if the co-worker does not fulfil his own task, thus preventing the common goal. A team is a set of individuals - is a whole. In the business game, as in social or family contexts, everyone must comply with their own relative position and we shall not permit that one of ours fails to be in our team.

Environmental policy is a key element of our management policy. We have therefore established the commitment that, more than comply with legislation and other applicable requirements, we must play an active role in protecting the environment and continuously improve the effectiveness of the management system.

Environmental, Cultural and Corporate Social Responsibility

Environmental Statement dst 2015 bysteel 2016
dia do ambiente
World Environment Day 2020
“Small acts multiplied by millions of people can transform the world”, Howard Ziin.
Inspired by Howard Ziin, we want to make our workers aware of the environmental problems and the impact that their actions have on the planet.
In this way, on the World Environment Day, we promoted an awareness campaign through which we offer our workers a pot with aromatic herbs seeds to draw the attention to the consumption of organic and more sustainable products.
2019 European Week for the Prevention of Waste
We also joined the European Week for the Prevention of Waste, with the objective of continuing to raise awareness of the importance of reducing waste, the circular economy and the environment protection. In this sense, we eliminated the plastic cups from our dining areas and offered a glass bottle to our employees, promoted a technical visit to Braval and a workshop on the creation of sustainable homemade detergents.
2019 World Water Day
We celebrated the World Water Day on 22 March 2019, under the theme "Nobody is left behind". This is an adaptation of the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: as sustainable development progresses, all should benefit. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) includes a target to ensure the water availability and sustainable management for all by 2030. This means no one is left behind. We asked our employees what they could do to help the environment and raised awareness of saving this fundamental resource.
We have created an Environment Committee with the goal of "maintaining the preservation of the environment in the different business areas of the group". This Committee usually meets once a year to discuss issues related to environmental management, always with the purpose of promoting a continuous improvement and participation of all our collaborators.
Regular meetings
We regularly hold meetings with employees to learn about their environmental concerns and assess suggestions for improvement.
campanha reduzo 20 dst
We promote internal actions to mobilise all the members of the group for the adoption of daily environmental practices, as for example the "“Reduzo 20%” campaign that foresees the adoption of safer and efficient driving habits contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emission.
We boost the regular development of processes and procedures in order to cause less impact on the environment, placing at the disposal of our customers, suppliers and all interested parties the management policy and environmental practices adopted by the dst group.
Green Cork
We were involved in the "Green Cork" campaign, led by Quercus, offering our collaborators low-consumption light bulbs in exchange for cork stoppers.
2019 European Mobility Week
Aligned with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we have once again joined the European Mobility Week with the objective of raising awareness of the importance of alternative mobility as a way of reducing pollution and ecological footprint. In this sense, we promote a walk and an electric bike and scooters exhibition.
2019 World Environment Day
We joined this year's UN theme to celebrate the World Environment Day and in addition to challenging our employees to put on their mask in order to raise awareness of air pollution, we also planted dozens of trees in Teresa Gonçalves Gomes Garden.
2018 European Week for the Prevention of Waste
Since 2012, we have been participating in the European Week for the Prevention of Waste, promoting several awareness raising actions on the theme.
In 2018, the theme was “Prevention of Hazardous Waste - It's time to detoxify!”. We distribute oil containers for used cooking oils, boxes for storing batteries, homemade recipes to replace the use of certain chemicals.
European Mobility Wee
We participated in The European Mobility Week, which took place between 16 and 22 September 2018, having released the carsharing platform and the results achieved a year later. In previous years, this week had already been celebrated, for example, in 2017 under the theme “We go further when we share”, and we had workers coming by bicycle, some of them having acquired this habit.
Dia do Ambiente 2016 banner
10 years of Environmental Certification
In 2016 we completed 10 years of environmental certification!
Discover some numbers and find out more about our main environmental marks during this period.
We boost the regular development of processes and procedures in order to cause less impact on the environment, placing at the disposal of our customers, suppliers and all interested parties the management policy and environmental practices adopted by the dst group.
dia do ambiente
World Environment Day 2020
“Small acts multiplied by millions of people can transform the world”, Howard Ziin.
Inspired by Howard Ziin, we want to make our workers aware of the environmental problems and the impact that their actions have on the planet.
In this way, on the World Environment Day, we promoted an awareness campaign through which we offer our workers a pot with aromatic herbs seeds to draw the attention to the consumption of organic and more sustainable products.
Green Cork
We were involved in the "Green Cork" campaign, led by Quercus, offering our collaborators low-consumption light bulbs in exchange for cork stoppers.
2019 European Week for the Prevention of Waste
We also joined the European Week for the Prevention of Waste, with the objective of continuing to raise awareness of the importance of reducing waste, the circular economy and the environment protection. In this sense, we eliminated the plastic cups from our dining areas and offered a glass bottle to our employees, promoted a technical visit to Braval and a workshop on the creation of sustainable homemade detergents.
2019 European Mobility Week
Aligned with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we have once again joined the European Mobility Week with the objective of raising awareness of the importance of alternative mobility as a way of reducing pollution and ecological footprint. In this sense, we promote a walk and an electric bike and scooters exhibition.
2019 World Water Day
We celebrated the World Water Day on 22 March 2019, under the theme "Nobody is left behind". This is an adaptation of the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: as sustainable development progresses, all should benefit. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) includes a target to ensure the water availability and sustainable management for all by 2030. This means no one is left behind. We asked our employees what they could do to help the environment and raised awareness of saving this fundamental resource.
2019 World Environment Day
We joined this year's UN theme to celebrate the World Environment Day and in addition to challenging our employees to put on their mask in order to raise awareness of air pollution, we also planted dozens of trees in Teresa Gonçalves Gomes Garden.
We have created an Environment Committee with the goal of "maintaining the preservation of the environment in the different business areas of the group". This Committee usually meets once a year to discuss issues related to environmental management, always with the purpose of promoting a continuous improvement and participation of all our collaborators.
2018 European Week for the Prevention of Waste
Since 2012, we have been participating in the European Week for the Prevention of Waste, promoting several awareness raising actions on the theme.
In 2018, the theme was “Prevention of Hazardous Waste - It's time to detoxify!”. We distribute oil containers for used cooking oils, boxes for storing batteries, homemade recipes to replace the use of certain chemicals.
Regular meetings
We regularly hold meetings with employees to learn about their environmental concerns and assess suggestions for improvement.
European Mobility Wee
We participated in The European Mobility Week, which took place between 16 and 22 September 2018, having released the carsharing platform and the results achieved a year later. In previous years, this week had already been celebrated, for example, in 2017 under the theme “We go further when we share”, and we had workers coming by bicycle, some of them having acquired this habit.
campanha reduzo 20 dst
We promote internal actions to mobilise all the members of the group for the adoption of daily environmental practices, as for example the "“Reduzo 20%” campaign that foresees the adoption of safer and efficient driving habits contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emission.
Dia do Ambiente 2016 banner
10 years of Environmental Certification
In 2016 we completed 10 years of environmental certification!
Discover some numbers and find out more about our main environmental marks during this period.