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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.

Good Taste. (from the lat. gustu) n. 1. ability to appreciate aesthetic value or standards of something; 2. elegance, refinement, aesthetic sense; 5. particular touch given by an artist to his works.

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.

GPL 2019 regulamento
Applications for the 24th Edition of the dst Great Literature Award open until 29 March | Award worth 15,000 euros for works of prose

The dst Great Literature Award is back this year to distinguish works of prose from Portuguese authors, published between 2017 and 2018.  Established for nearly 25 years, the dst Great Literature Award  is already one of Portugal’s most important distinctions in literature, with a predominant role in stimulating the national literary production, namely of Portuguese authors residing in Portugal. The deadline for submissions to the 24th Edition of the dst Great Literature Award is until 29 March. The winner will receive a cash prize of €15,000.

The jury is composed of leading figures of the Portuguese literary scene, who have collaborated with the dst group since the creation of the award. Vítor Manuel Silva, José Manuel Mendes, and Carlos Mendes de Sousa are the three members of the jury who will analyse, select and justify the awarded work, which will be publicly announced on 28 June, within the inauguration of the Braga Book Fair. The first selection stage will take place until 25 May, when the final five poetry books will be chosen.

It is worth recalling that the dst Great Literature Prize alternately awards works of poetry and prose. Manuel Alegre was the winner of the 2016 edition with his work “Bairro Ocidental”, succeeding Luísa Costa Gomes, Mário de Carvalho, Maria Ondina Braga, and Jacinto Lucas Pires. Daniel Jonas was the award winner of the 2018 edition, with the poetry book “Oblívio”.

Regulation available at https://www.dstsgps.com/assets/RegulamentoPT.pdf


Applications for the 1st edition of the dstangola/Camões Literature Award

Also open until 30 March are the submissions for the 1st edition of the dstangola/Camões Literature Award, an initiative recently launched by the dst group and the Camões Institute aiming to annually distinguish on an alternate basis works of poetry and prose of artists born in Angola, residents or not, with works published in the country or abroad in the two previous years, provided these are published in the Portuguese language. 

The first edition, whose award will be presented on 10 June, Portuguese Language Day, in Luanda, will distinguish works of poetry edited in 2017 and 2018. Also with a cash prize of €15,000, the award has a jury of reference, chaired by Irene Guerra Marques, linguist and head of the Department of Languages of the Faculty of Arts of the Agostinho Neto University, in Luanda, the writer José Agualusa, and the journalist and Director of the Novo Jornal de Angola newspaper, Carlos Ferreira, who will analyse, select and justify the award-winning work.

The regulation of the dstangola Literature Award is available at https://www.dstsgps.com/assets/RegulamentoAO.pdf


About the dst group

The dst group was born in the 40s and develops its activity in the areas of Engineering and Construction, a sector in which the group holds a position of reference in the Portuguese industry. Attentive to the market needs, the group diversified into the areas of Environment, Renewable Energy, Telecommunications, Real Estate and Ventures, adding skills to its various companies. The dst group is guided by a differentiating action in the market, considering culture as the variable that influences competitiveness the most, building networks with cultural players in the fields of arts, literature, theatre, music and dance. The group believes that these literacies are what constitute its value proposal, and the formula for their relative competitiveness.