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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.

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Construction company dst awards 21 scholarships to young gypsies

The construction company dst was awarded the OBCIG Integrating Companies Prize for playing an important role in the labour integration of gypsies. dst group employs 142 workers of different nationalities and 11 refugees.

The dst group construction company will award 21 scholarships to youngsters of gipsy ethnicity, from the middle school or high school, from the Braga district. This Wednesday, the company signed a protocol with the High Commission for Migrations and with three associations representing gipsy ethnicity, namely Síla Dinâmica- Intercultural Association; Coimbra Gypsy Cultural Recreational Social Association and the Costume Colossal Association.  Each of the associations will receive a sum of 3,150 euros, which will allow for seven study scholarships, of 150 euros per month, to be awarded to youngsters from the gypsy community.

For José Teixeira, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the dst group, "education is the key to integration".  "The eradication of poverty requires education and the acceptance of differences as a factor for social enrichment," he stated.  In addition to granting this support, the engineer hopes to be able to "accompany the schooling path" of these young people and, for this reason, will "share in a study that aims to find ways of keeping young gypsies in school".

These protocols, said the Secretary of State, are important "for the labour integration of the Gypsy people and to inspire other employers". Cláudia Pereira also underlined that "the scholarships make a difference to eliminate absenteeism and school failure" in this community.

In the session that took place in the dst premises, the construction company was awarded the OBCIG Integrating Companies Prize, for playing an important role in the labour integration of gypsy people.

"It is a company with values, which changed my life," said José Garcia, one of the gypsy workers, who has been with dst for three years.


dst group employs 142 people of different nationalities

In the dstgroup "there are 142 workers of different nationalities". They arrive from Congo, Bangladesh, Syria, Pakistan, Ukraine, Angola, Brazil, Guinea, or Senegal. "A company is made of diversity and its wealth comes from this diversity," stated the chairman of the dst group.

Taking advantage of the presence of the Secretary of State for Integration and Migrations, José Teixeira left a suggestion to the Government to facilitate the labour integration of minorities: "With the Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP), companies have funds available and I would propose, as a nudge, that in order to have top-ups for some applications, companies should provide proof that they employ minorities." "It has no cost for the State, which will be saying that it defends the idea of an integrating country, where everyone is welcome and everyone makes the wealth of the collective," he added. According to the engineer, the Government could facilitate this integration of minorities through, for example, the IEFP. "When we had vocational internships, we would push to the front of the queue the communities that have more difficulty entering the labour market," he added.

"In the first phase, companies that opt for diversity have more work, slower to combine all the diversity, but in the medium term, there are economic gains that are accelerated," highlighted the Secretary of State for Integration and Migration. For Cláudia Pereira, the gains are mainly related to "the increase of creativity, the example that companies give, the increased focus on more inclusive solutions that broaden the company's market, and the improvement of the organisation's public image, which, in this case, has already spread to other companies".

José Teixeira employs refugees, above all, out of "social duty". "The 11 refugees who are working here are paid €440 for 20 hours of work and of the 2,400 workers in the group, none are paid the minimum wage. The minimum wage of the dst group is 15% above the law. To understand the plight of refugees is to recognise their right to freedom", he stressed.