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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.

Camões Institute launches award to distinguish Angolan literature

The Camões Institute, in partnership with the Portuguese group dst, launched last Wednesday, in Lisbon, an annual literary award in the amount of €15,000, aiming to distinguish works of poetry and prose by Angolan writers.

The dstangola/Camões Literature Award, publicly presented at the Auditorium of the Camões Institute for Cooperation and Language, aims to distinguish annually and alternately, works of poetry and prose from artists born in Angola, residents or not, with published works in the country or abroad in the two previous years, provided that these works are in the Portuguese language, as the CEO of the Domingos da Silva Teixeira (dst) group, José Gonçalves Teixeira explained to the journalists.

With a value of €15,000, the prize will be awarded by a jury comprised of professor Irene Guerra Marques, the writer José Agualusa, and the journalist and director of the Novo Jornal de Angola newspaper, Carlos Ferreira. The first edition will have its award ceremony on 10 June, in Luanda, to distinguish works of poetry, while the following edition will distinguish works of prose.

In the public presentation session, attended by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Teresa Ribeiro, and the president of the Camões Institite, Luís Faro Ramos, a protocol was also signed with that business group to support the library of the Portuguese Cultural Centre in Luanda.

 “We bought a few hundred books [for the library], worth more than €12,500, and there will be an additional €6,000 per year, also in books, during the next three years”, said José Gonçalves Teixeira.

With this agreement, the dst group becomes the 13th company to join the Enterprises for the Promotion of the Portuguese Language, launched by the Camões Institute in 2017, and which aims to link the efforts to internationalize companies dedicated to promoting the Portuguese language and culture.

The businessman, who, among other investments in Angola, was responsible for building the supermarket chain of Isabel dos Santos, stressed the importance of the support made through the delivery of books.

“Companies live by a brand, and one of the anchoring points of our brand is culture. We chose books because we believe that reading is power”, pointed the CEO of dst, remembering the group’s long journey in its support to literature, theatre, music and dance in Portugal.

The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Teresa Ribeiro, underlined the importance of the signal being given to companies by joining the Camões initiative. “More important than the financial support is the sign that civil society and companies are engaged in implementing public policy. Companies recognize that the expansion of the Portuguese language and culture is important from a political point of view, but that it is equally essential for the internationalization of companies and for their strong presence in both domestic and foreign markets”, she said.