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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.

1. novo audtitorio UM julho 2022en
dstgroup requalifies the School of Economics and Management auditorium

Antena Minho Radio Station

Protocol signed between the business group and the University of Minho to requalify the auditorium and hold a post-graduate course in Management for 30 senior staff from the company.

The University of Minho and the dstgroup signed a protocol for the requalification of the main auditorium of the School of Economics and Management (EEG) and, as a compensation, the holding of a post-graduation in Management for 30 senior managers of that company. The objectives are concluded and the 'dst auditorium' plaque will be unveiled tomorrow at the EEG, in the Gualtar campus, in Braga, followed by the delivery of diplomas to the new course graduates.

The event starts at 4 p.m. and will include speeches by the EEG's president, Cláudia Simões, the dst-group's chairman of the board, José Teixeira, and the rector of UMinho, Rui Vieira de Castro. The diplomas of the post-graduation in Management will be delivered by the EEG's vice-president, Beatriz Casais. The 330 hours of training combined management, marketing, behavioural economics, social psychology, neurobiology and cultural literacy. The EEG, through its executive school UMinhoExec, has customised programmes to meet practically all business and institutional needs.

During this ceremony, at 5.30 p.m., in the Gualtar canteen, the artistic work 'Revolta' will also be presented.

The work was done by seven inmates of the Braga Prison (EPB), under the guidance of visual artist Ricardo de Campos. The session includes interventions by the artist, the representative of the EPB, Glória Pereira, and the general manager and curator of zet gallery, Helena Mendes Pereira.

The work was created in 2018, as part of the 'Art&Sustainability Symposium', co-sponsored by zet gallery, dstgroup, IB-S - Institute of Science and Innovation for Bio-Sustainability from the University of Minho and the Municipality of Braga.

The 6.4 by 4.3 metre piece values the circular economy and, through mixed techniques and painting under used blankets, brings a set of slogans and signs.

The work was donated to the University of Minho for public use and as an example of art as a form of integration.

These initiatives promote the reinforcement of the connection between the University of Minho and the dstgroup, but also the growing closeness between the academic and the business worlds, contributing to the social and economic development of the region and of the country.